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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

Ten candidates are competing for the seat of Wichita mayor, which Carl Brewer will vacate this spring.
Ten candidates are competing for the seat of Wichita mayor, which Carl Brewer will vacate this spring.
Ten candidates are competing for the seat of Wichita mayor, which Carl Brewer will vacate this spring.
Do you approve of Carl Brewer as Mayor?

City Manager - H. Edward Flentje

Do you approve of H. Edward Flentje as City Manager?

City Clerk - Karen Sublett

Do you approve of Karen Sublett as City Clerk?

Commissioner - Gwen Welshimer

Do you approve of Gwen Welshimer as Commissioner?

Commissioner - Dan Woydziak

Do you approve of Dan Woydziak as Commissioner?

Commissioner - Tim Norton

Do you approve of Tim Norton as Commissioner?

Commissioner - Mike Wheeler

Do you approve of Mike Wheeler as Commissioner?

Commissioner - Jeff Masterson

Do you approve of Jeff Masterson as Commissioner?

Commissioner - Randy Waldorf

Do you approve of Randy Waldorf as Commissioner?

Commissioner - Dave Unruh

Do you approve of Dave Unruh as Commissioner?

Commissioner - Kelly Parks

Do you approve of Kelly Parks as Commissioner?

Council Member - Sharon Fearey

Do you approve of Sharon Fearey as Council Member?

Council Member - Lavonta Williams

The WBJ asked candidates to discuss several issues of importance to the Wichita business community.
Do you approve of Lavonta Williams as Council Member?

Council Member - Jeff Longwell

The WBJ asked candidates to discuss several issues of importance to the Wichita business community. Here are Jeff Longwell 's responses.
Sam Williams, a retired executive at Sullivan Higdon & Sink advertising firm, has raised a total of $85,656, according to campaign finance reports that were due earlier this week. He loaned his own campaign $10,000 in August and reports show he's spent more than $26,900 on the campaign since Jan. 1. "We've been blessed.
State Sen. Les Donovan, R-Wichita, stated accurately that the tax cut passed by Republican legislators and signed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback was a "terrible piece of legislation" . However, he went on to say that the law was not conservative Republicans' fault, nor the governor's fault, but rather the fault of moderates and the Democrats.
Do you approve of Jeff Longwell as Council Member?

Council Member - Paul Gray

Do you approve of Paul Gray as Council Member?

Council Member - Jim Skelton

Do you approve of Jim Skelton as Council Member?

Council Member - Sue Schlapp

Do you approve of Sue Schlapp as Council Member?

County Clerk and Elections Officer - Ron Roberts

Do you approve of Ron Roberts as County Clerk and Elections Officer?

Representative - Mike Pompeo

Party: Republican

Kansas Representative Mike Pompeo, fourth district, is one of the most pro-military leaders to come from Kansas. Pomeo never met a war he didn't like.
Do you approve of Mike Pompeo as Representative?

State Representative - Jim Howell

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Jim Howell as State Representative?

State Representative - Steve Huebert

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Steve Huebert as State Representative?

State Representative - Nile Dillmore

Party: Democratic

Do you approve of Nile Dillmore as State Representative?

State Representative - Melody McCray-Miller

Party: Democratic

Do you approve of Melody McCray-Miller as State Representative?

State Representative - Steven Brunk

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Steven Brunk as State Representative?

State Representative - Leslie Osterman

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Leslie Osterman as State Representative?

State Representative - Joe McLeland

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Joe McLeland as State Representative?

State Representative - Brenda Landwehr

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Brenda Landwehr as State Representative?

State Representative - Geraldine Flaharty

Party: Democratic

Do you approve of Geraldine Flaharty as State Representative?

State Representative - Gene Suellentrop

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Gene Suellentrop as State Representative?

State Representative - JoAnn Pottorff

Party: Republican

Do you approve of JoAnn Pottorff as State Representative?

State Representative - Ponka-We Victors

Party: Democratic

Do you approve of Ponka-We Victors as State Representative?

State Representative - Joseph Scapa

Party: Republican

Rep. Joseph Scapa, R-Wichita, chose an unfortunate example to explain his sponsorship of House Bill 2292 , which would repeal the Common Core educational standards in Kansas . When asked what book he considered pornographic, he singled out Toni Morrison's novel "The Bluest Eye," while admitting that he hadn't even read the book.
Do you approve of Joseph Scapa as State Representative?

State Representative - Dan Kerschen

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Dan Kerschen as State Representative?

State Representative - Peter DeGraaf

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Peter DeGraaf as State Representative?

State Representative - Gail Finney

Party: Democratic

Do you approve of Gail Finney as State Representative?

State Representative - Mario Goico

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Mario Goico as State Representative?

State Representative - Judith Loganbill

Party: Democratic

Do you approve of Judith Loganbill as State Representative?

State Representative - Benny Boman

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Benny Boman as State Representative?

State Representative - Jim Ward

Party: Democratic

Credit is due Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita, for getting a commitment by GOP leaders to allow a hearing on KanCare expansion. In one of his signature gambits on the House floor, Ward offered an amendment Thursday that would have led to the full House voting on Medicaid expansion outright.
Do you approve of Jim Ward as State Representative?

State Representative - Phil Hermanson

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Phil Hermanson as State Representative?

State Senator - Mike Petersen

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Mike Petersen as State Senator?

State Senator - Carolyn McGinn

Party: Republican

War on educators continues - Wednesday Feb 25
A year after Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, had the good sense to shelve a bill easing the prosecution of teachers and principals for exposing students to material deemed harmful to minors, the measure passed the Senate Wednesday and headed to the House. Credit three area senators for being among 14 "no" votes: Michael O'Donnell, R-Wichita; Carolyn McGinn, R-Sedgwick; and Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita.
Do you approve of Carolyn McGinn as State Senator?

State Senator - Jean Schodorf

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Jean Schodorf as State Senator?

State Senator - Susan Wagle

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Susan Wagle as State Senator?

State Senator - Oletha Faust-Goudeau

Party: Democratic

Do you approve of Oletha Faust-Goudeau as State Senator?

State Senator - Ty Masterson

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Ty Masterson as State Senator?

State Senator - Dick Kelsey

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Dick Kelsey as State Senator?

State Senator - Leslie Donovan

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Leslie Donovan as State Senator?