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Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward is our first subject for the new Face to Face feature.

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Tonganoxie mayor checking on potential conflict of interest with Tyson

As Tyson Foods seeks more than $1 million from the city of Tonganoxie for a controversial meatpacking plant, the city’s mayor has confirmed he works for a law firm that does business with Tyson. Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward said he is now seeking legal advice on whether he has an official conflict of interest that would preclude him from taking part in decisions on Tyson’s proposal to build a $325 million chicken processing plant south of Tonganoxie.

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Face to Face: Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward

The Mirror's first Face to Face feature profiles Jason Ward. Have suggestions for future Face to Face folks? Send an email to


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