Winner of Lucas council seat is not a US citizen

LUCAS, Kan. (AP) — The winner of a city council seat in a small north central Kansas town probably won’t ever serve in office, at least until he becomes a U.S. citizen.

Adam Baker is a British immigrant living in Lucas, a town of about 500 people in Russell County. He has applied for U.S. citizenship but has been waiting for two years to receive it.

Baker won a city council seat in Tuesday’s election after 62 people wrote in his name, giving him three more votes than the incumbent.

Baker says he told people before the election about his citizenship status and that he likely wouldn’t be able to be on the council.

The Salina Journal reports (http://bit.ly/16wA8wb ) the Russell County commissioners will discuss the issue while canvassing votes next Monday.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com

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