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Lucas City Councilman-Elect Not a US Citizen

Lucas KansasThe winner of a city council seat in Lucas probably won't ever serve in office, at least until he becomes a US citizen, according to the Associated Press.

Adam Baker is a British immigrant living in Lucas. He has applied for US 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, Tamara Seirer.

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 Russell County Commission will discuss the issue while canvassing votes on Monday at 10 AM.

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