In 2008, when Peterjohn ran for his first term, the Wichita chamber campaigned against him, making it their most important priority in that election. At each crossroads we have faced, we have sought to make decisions that make voting more accessible and trustworthy for the voters of Sedgwick County. Sedgwick County Commission response. Voters re-elected two commissioners in Sedgwick County, but it’s not clear if one of them will actually serve a second term. Its policies have made our problems worse, leaving tens of millions chronically un- or underemployed, millions of whom have given up ever finding meaningful work. Sarah Lopez is challenging current Commissioner Michael O’Donnell for his seat representing District 2. Sedgwick County Commissioner David Dennis is at his home in west Wichita waiting for results in the primary election. Lopez had 17,041 votes to capture 49.71 percent of the vote. But Sedgwick County’s election commissioner says that due to the secretary of state’s new requirements, she no longer supports using vote centers this year. This year for one of the Sedgwick County commission districts the incumbent Republican ran unopposed. Sedgwick County is divided into five districts. At the moment, we are feeling pretty good we are up 60% to 40%,” said Sedgwick County Commissioner David Dennis. Watch commission meetings and other recent videos. Sedgwick County commissioners have certified the final results of the November 3rd general election, and the race for the District Two county commission seat has been decided. Could Ranzau’s victory pave the way for a fiscally conservative city council candidate in district 5? But pro-business is not the same as pro-capitalism. While his county commission district encompasses a lot of territory that is outside the City of Wichita, and it is only Wichita voters who will decide the sales tax issue, I think we can safely conclude that his victory paints a gloomy forecast for approval of a sales tax. © Copyright 2021 Ranzau’s county commission district overlaps part of Wichita city council district 5. Sedgwick County held an oath of office ceremony on Sunday for two commissioners who are beginning their new terms. When it comes to creating opportunities for all, we can do much better. WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – While the race is still close for the Sedgwick County Commission District 2 seat, possible candidates for the Republican Party … Sedgwick County commissioners have certified the final results of the November 3rd general election, and the race for the District Two county commission seat has been decided. Also next spring Wichita will elect a new mayor. The deadline for candidates to file to run in this election was June 1, 2018. Is this a city level bailout or a money trough? Not in any serious manner, that is. Being pro-business is not the same as being in favor of economic freedom. Cultivate a healthy, safe and welcoming community through exceptional public services, effective partnerships and dedicated employees. What do the victories of Ranzau and Howell mean? Tabitha Lehman Election Commissioner p: 316.660.7100 f: 316.660.7125 Toll Free: … Richard Ranzau is opposed to the sales tax increase. It will be interesting to see who the chamber and the cronies support in the general election, Ranzau or the Democrat. Just this week Wichita’s own Charles Koch wrote an op-ed for USA Today. Jan. 19—To help combat contraband drugs getting into the Sedgwick County Jail, the facility is changing the way inmates receive letters from friends, family and other personal contacts. Sedgwick County Park Shelter Reservations, Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department, Metropolitan Building and Construction Department, Legal Disclaimer and Privacy Practices Regarding Medical Information, Notice of Privacy Practices Regarding Medical Information. As of now, he said he will not resign, but if he did step down before Tuesday’s election, votes in his name still play a role. And, the chamber is pro-business, no doubt about it. I was particularly moved by the presentation by a young African-American make who expressed his frustration with all the talk about economic development and how, as a life long resident of Northeast Wichita, he has yet to see any development in his community! Tabitha Lehman Election Commissioner p: 316.660.7100 f: 316.660.7125 Toll Free ... For ADA accommodations, please contact Crissy Magee or visit Sedgwick County ADA information. Please enter the Historic Courthouse via the ground floor entrance on the west side (Main Street) of the Historic County Courthouse under the stairs. There can be independent and third-party candidates too. Longwell is firmly in the grasp of Wichita’s cronies. In Sedgwick County, two fiscally conservative commission candidates prevailed. First, there may be a shift of power on the Sedgwick County commission. Your email address will not be published. Please enter the Historic Courthouse via the ground floor entrance on the west side (Main Street) of the Historic County Courthouse under the stairs. The Wichita Chamber endorsed Howell in this race. Being an election worker is a great opportunity to serve your community! In district four, which covers north-central and northwest Wichita, Maize, Valley Center, and Park City, incumbent Richard Ranzau was challenged by Carolyn McGinn. Sarah Lopez is challenging current Commissioner Michael O’Donnell for his seat representing District 2. Voters in each district elect one person to serve a four-year term on the commission. It also requested that … Richard himself, his family, and his volunteers worked hard. This has broader implications than just one county commission district. The Sedgwick County election office reported final, unofficial results from all 269 precincts at around 9:50 p.m. Voter turnout was placed at about 61%, compared to … Sedgwick County, Kansas, held general elections for county commissioner districts 2 and 3, county clerk, county district attorney, county treasurer, register of deeds, county sheriff, and district court judgeships on November 3, 2020.A primary was scheduled for August 4, 2020. Primaries will be held in August for both seats on the Sedgwick County Commission up for election this year. The McGinn campaign had about twice as much money to spend. A lot of that came from the people we know as Wichita’s crony capitalists, that is, people and companies who actively seek handouts from government. That election will be next spring. Ballotpedia researches issues in local elections across the United States, but information availability is a challenge for us in many areas. Tabitha Lehman Election Commissioner p: 316.660.7100 f: 316.660.7125 Toll Free: 877.530.7194 510 N. Main #101 Wichita, KS 67203 ... Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator Phone: (316) 660-7056 He can’t run again because of term limits. He moves on to face the Democrat in the general election, former Rose Hill Mayor Richard Young. Lopez beat incumbent Michael O’Donnell by 264 votes to secure the win. Ray Charles would have seen the obvious fact, that despite coherent, well-spoken and coherent presentations advocating a delay of the proposed sales tax et al, or at least a separation of each proposal to be addressed separately, that the City Council had made their minds up. What do the results of these elections mean? 1. Their main voice is the ability to cancel the formation of a tax increment financing district. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. She had held this position in the past, and then served in the Kansas Senate, an office she still holds. Sara Lopez has 14,676. The Commission also is responsible for hiring the Sedgwick County manager, county counselor, public works director and county appraiser. Campaign funds were close in this race, with Howell having a small edge. That could cause a change in policy at the County commission, and that’s something that the Wichita chamber and Wichita’s cronies don’t want. I guess Ms. Williams does not feel his pain. Note that not all submissions may meet Ballotpedia's coverage requirement… I want to stress this point. Sedgwick County, Kansas, held general elections for county commissioner and judges on the eighteenth district court on November 6, 2018.If a race had multiple candidates for a party nomination, a primary was held on August 7, 2018. Voters picked Michael O’Donnell as the winner of the Republican primary for Sedgwick County Commission’s 2nd District. The five-member Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners generally holds a staff meeting with senior leadership at 9 a.m. every Tuesday. Learn how your comment data is processed. The Wichita Chamber and the Wichita cronies campaigned hard for Carolyn McGinn against Richard Ranzau. Sedgwick County offers citizens the opportunity to subscribe to receive Board of County Commission Meeting reminders and agendas via e-mail. What was the result of the election? Well, I should clarify: They spent a lot of money on the campaign. WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Sedgwick County Commissioners David Dennis and Michael O’Donnell beat out their opponents and are vying for a second term. The Sedgwick County Election Office is currently recruiting election workers for upcoming elections. That power rests almost totally at the Wichita City Council and the Kansas Department of Commerce. See our Website Privacy Policy, Legal Disclaimer The Sedgwick County Commission race could also prove to be a dogfight, as Democrats try to gain a majority on a board long held by conservatives. Sedgwick County Commissioners receive Election update | … 1.1. A primary is sched… The Sedgwick County Commission has very little power to initiate the type of economic development incentives that the Wichita Chamber and the cronies want. O’Donnell is still on the ballot for Sedgwick County District 2. The Sedgwick County Election Office is now open to the public. Keep this in mind. Two county commissioners are elected in the presidential election year and one is elected at the intervening general election. 9:45 p.m. update: Michael O’Donnell and David Dennis, both incumbent Republicans, are holding onto their early leads in the Sedgwick County Commission primary race. Please contact usabout the issues that impact your local election. Voters re-elected two commissioners in Sedgwick County, but it’s not clear if one of them will actually serve a second term. Voters elected Democrat Sarah Lopez to a four-year term on the Sedgwick County Commission. She held this county commission seat before McGinn, and she also served in the Kansas legislature, in the House of Representatives. He forcefully and truthfully responded to her negative ads, and I’m pleased to say that I helped in that effort. Democrat Sarah Lopez won over Republican incumbent Michael O’Donnell by 264 votes in the final count. Each voting district must be as nearly equal in population as possible based on US census bureau numbers. Meetings are held in the Commission Meeting Room, located on the third floor of the Sedgwick County Courthouse, 525 N. Main. What have you, the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development agencies, been doing with the monies you have been allocated in years past? Unlike the Wichita city Council, Sedgwick County commissioners run as members of a party, and compete in both primary and general elections. The one-term incumbent Jim Skelton declined to run for re-election. Commissioners are paid $95,623 a year. Voters elected Democrat Sarah Lopez to a four-year term on the Sedgwick County Commission. Last week, the Sedgwick County Commission adopted a resolution to censure Commissioner Michael O’Donnell and call for his resignation. Lopez had 17,041 votes to capture 49.71 percent of the vote. But in two other districts, there were spirited contests. WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The unofficial results for Sedgwick County Commission District 2 race are in. A Sedgwick County Commission candidate will stay on the ballot. WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Sedgwick County will have a new commissioner to represent District 2 on the board next year. Sara Lopez has 14,676. Welcome to the official Sedgwick County Government Facebook page. Michael O’Donnell pulled out a win with 15,252 votes. Ranzau’s victory is a defeat for the Wichita Chamber of Commerce. Candidates for the office of county commissioner must by 18 years of age and have resided in the county for one year prior to the date of election. Commissioner David Dennis is serving a second term representing the 3rd District. So if the Wichita Chamber and the cronies are willing to intervene to such extent in the campaign for county commissioner, think what they will be willing to do in city council or mayoral contests, if they see that their grip on the really big cookie jar might be in doubt. And Wichita’s cronies — those who seek profits through politicians and bureaucrats rather than customers — they lined up behind Carolyn McGinn in a big way. WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Sarah Lopez was declared the winner of the Sedgwick County Commission District 2 race on Monday. The filing deadline for partisan candidates in this election was June 1, 2020. Results from the Sedgwick County election office. The county commission is a five-member elected board that controls the finances of the county and serves as the board of health, among other duties. Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O’Donnell, whose colleagues asked him to resign, announced on Facebook that he is dropping out of the election. WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The unofficial results for Sedgwick County Commission District 2 race are in. Election workers are a critical part of the election process. For ADA accommodations, please contact Crissy Magee or visit Sedgwick County … Stay Connected to Your County Commissioners. Now, you may think of your local chamber of commerce as pro-business. See also: Municipal elections in Sedgwick County, Kansas (2020) Sedgwick County, Kansas, is holding general elections for county commissioner districts 2 and 3, county clerk, county treasurer, register of deeds, and county sheriff on November 3, 2020. O’… Looking even farther to the future. Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman says 70% of registered voters participated in November’s election, and 68% of those voters used mail … Sedgwick County stated that state statutes and established processes govern the replacement of any vacancy of the county commission office. Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman told county commissioners that the 2020 General Election was the most challenging election she has overseen, thanks to the political climate, the pandemic and her cancer battle. Democrat Sarah Lopez beat Republican incumbent Michael O’Donnell in … Companies should earn profits by creating value for customers and acting with integrity, the opposite of today’s rampant cronyism.”, Concluding his article, Koch wrote: “Our government’s decades-long, top-down approach to job creation has failed. The Board of Elections holds general elections, caucuses, primaries, and special elections, including elections for Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas state, and federal offices. Being pro-business is not the same as supporting a limited, constitutional, government that protects our freedoms and property rights. 36,628 talking about this. In Sedgwick County, two fiscally conservative commission candidates prevailed. Currently, commissioners Ranzau and Karl Peterjohn are often in a minority of two against the other three commissioners. The next day, the Sedgwick County Commission unanimously (O'Donnell abstaining) passed a resolution censuring O’Donnell and formally requesting his resignation. While Charles Koch was writing primarily about the United States government, the same principles apply to local government. The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce endorsed McGinn. Since the departure of Michael O’Donnell for the Kansas Senate there has been no one on the Wichita city council who questions anything the Chamber and the cronies want. Unlike the Wichita city Council, Sedgwick County commissioners run as members of a party, and compete in both primary and general elections. As of now, he said he will not resign, but if he did step down before Tuesday’s election, votes in his name still play a … The two Republican candidates were Jim Howell and Dion Avello. That is currently represented by Jeff Longwell. David Dennis: 7,575 votes, 54%. There was also a contest in district 5, which is Derby and parts of southeast Wichita. We see council members making false displays of pretense now and then, but that’s all they do. Republican Pete Meitzner will again chair the Sedgwick County Commission in 2021, keeping his leadership position with the support of the commission’s two … and Notice of Privacy Practices Regarding Medical Information. Public Safety and County Administration Space Needs. The term of office is four years (Sedgwick County voted to remove term limits for all county elected officials). After expressing concern for the weak economy and its effect on workers, he offered a plan forward. The Wichita Chamber is strongly behind the sales tax in Wichita, and I would expect to see the chamber devote a lot of resources campaigning for its passage. Upcoming elections in Sedgwick County: Primary Election - August 4, 2020, Partisan Primary Election (Democratic Party and Republican Party) General Election - November 3, 2020, Presidential General Election They should have just emailed in their vote. The desire for economic freedom by Richard Ranzau and his volunteers was a more powerful force than the greed of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce, Key Construction, David Burk, and Bill Warren. Christy, EAC: More than 300,000 people registered to vote in Sedgwick County ahead of the 2018 Midterm Election, the largest number in county history. The Sedgwick County canvass is Friday, Nov. 13, when results are certified by the election commission and become official. Sedgwick County stated that state statutes and established processes govern the replacement of any vacancy of the county commission office. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. O’Donnell is still on the ballot for Sedgwick County District 2. Republicans are also … If Commissioner … WichitaLiberty.TV: Primary election results, and a look forward. In doing so, our government has not only thwarted real job creation, it also has reduced the supply and quality of goods and services that make people’s lives better and undermined the culture required to sustain a free society. The Sedgwick County Election Office is now open to the public. The Sedgwick County Commission voted to accept a $816 thousand grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a private organization, to help run the county's 2020 election. Hunter Larkin is challenging the … Primaries will be held in August for both seats on the Sedgwick County Commission up for election this year. The Sedgwick County Commission voted to accept a $816 thousand grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a private organization, to help run the county's 2020 election. For this shift to materialize, both Ranzau and Howell must win their November elections. 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