Northeast Johnson County resident Lee Cross has filed for election to a second term on the Johnson County Community College board of trustees.
Cross, who operates the Cross Law Firm, was first elected to the community college’s governing body in 2013. In his reelection announcement, he said he believes “issues such as policy governance, guns on campus, and budgets should be determined through local control.”
The board of trustees is responsible for setting the college’s budget and tax levy as well as setting policies. With more than 45,000 enrolled in its classes, JCCC is among the biggest campuses in the state.
Three other candidates have also filed for this fall’s board of trustees election: incumbents Jerry Cook of southern Overland Park and Henry Sandate of Shawnee and newcomer Paul Snider of Lenexa. The election is for four of the board’s seven seats. Voters will have the option of voting for four or fewer candidates on the ballot, and the four candidates with the most votes among the field will secure seats.
In addition to his work on the JCCC board, Cross is an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, and is involved with the Boy Scouts of America — Shawnee Trails District, the Institute of Kansas Forensic Examiners, and the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce.
He and his wife Jennifer live with their two children in northern Overland Park.