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Wichita Politics

Information about politics and local officials in Wichita.

Officials

Mayor - Carl Brewer

Website: http://www.wichita.gov/Government/CityCouncil...

Street address: 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202

Email: CBrewer@wichita.gov

Phone: (316) 268-4331

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wichita-Mayor-C...

Twitter: http://twitter.com/WichitaMayor

Longwell has been a member of the City Council since 2007, representing District 5. Last week, he defeated Wichita businessman Sam Williams in the general election. Tuesday was the final meeting opened by outgoing Mayor Carl Brewer, which was attended by numerous members of the community.
There was much to drive by. Eight years as mayor. And things sometimes didn't go as planned.
Carl Brewer , who has served as Wichita's mayor for eight years, will open his last Wichita City Council meeting on Tuesday.
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City Manager - H. Edward Flentje

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City Clerk - Karen Sublett

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Commissioner - Gwen Welshimer

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Commissioner - Dan Woydziak

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Commissioner - Tim Norton

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Commissioner - Mike Wheeler

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Commissioner - Jeff Masterson

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Commissioner - Randy Waldorf

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Commissioner - Dave Unruh

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Commissioner - Kelly Parks

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Council Member - Sharon Fearey

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Council Member - Lavonta Williams

New mayor Jeff Longwell thanked Brewer for leaving a solid foundation for the remaining council members - and one new one - to move forward. A visibly emotional council member Lavonta Williams, who represents northeast Wichita, told the mayor he's come a long way.
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Council Member - Jeff Longwell

But the work will just be starting for Jeff Longwell, who will be sworn in as Wichita's new mayor during the City Council meeting Tuesday. Longwell, who has served on the council representing west Wichita's District 5 for eight years, was elected on April 7 .
Voters showed good judgment - Tuesday Apr 7
Wichita voters favored the mayoral candidate who best understands City Hall and the challenges of governing, two-term City Council member Jeff Longwell. That bodes well for the city, which will benefit from practiced leadership as it tries to recover from years of job cuts and other economic turmoil.
Newly-elected Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell gets a hug from his granddaughter Marissa Pankratz after he was elected mayor on Tuesday night. Wichita City Council District 5 candidate Bryan Frye smiles while watching advance voting returns putting him ahead of his opponent.
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Council Member - Paul Gray

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Council Member - Jim Skelton

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Council Member - Sue Schlapp

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County Clerk and Elections Officer - Ron Roberts

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Representative - Mike Pompeo

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Jim Howell

Party: Republican

After a plane crash that killed four people and devastated FlightSafety International's building at the Wichita airport, the city government appears poised to help the company rebuild, while Sedgwick County is saying no to assistance. The conservative majority on the County Commission, Richard Ranzau, Karl Peterjohn and Jim Howell, have blocked a request to match the city in providing financial aid to help the stricken company rebuild and expand in Wichita, according to interviews with officials at both the county and city.
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State Representative - Steve Huebert

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Nile Dillmore

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Melody McCray-Miller

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Steven Brunk

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Leslie Osterman

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Joe McLeland

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Brenda Landwehr

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Geraldine Flaharty

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Gene Suellentrop

Party: Republican

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State Representative - JoAnn Pottorff

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Ponka-We Victors

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Joseph Scapa

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Dan Kerschen

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Peter DeGraaf

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Gail Finney

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Mario Goico

Party: Republican

Each spring the south-central Kansas legislative delegation usually has several public forums, sometimes drawing hundreds of people. This year there hasn't been one since Jan. 6. Why not? Rep. Mario Goico, R-Wichita, the current chairman of the group, told The Eagle editorial board that he has questioned the value of the interaction between legislators and voters in those forums.
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State Representative - Judith Loganbill

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Benny Boman

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Jim Ward

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Phil Hermanson

Party: Republican

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State Senator - Mike Petersen

Party: Republican

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State Senator - Carolyn McGinn

Party: Republican

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State Senator - Jean Schodorf

Party: Republican

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State Senator - Susan Wagle

Party: Republican

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State Senator - Oletha Faust-Goudeau

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Ty Masterson

Party: Republican

Senate Ways and Means Committee chairman Ty Masterson, R-Andover, proposed a bill to prevent a school district from blocking current students who don't live in that district from continuing to attend the district, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported . "We never contemplated the possibility that a district might - because legally they could - refuse all those out-of-district kids," Masterson said.
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State Senator - Dick Kelsey

Party: Republican

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State Senator - Leslie Donovan

Party: Republican

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