Local Elections

This Year's Races

In 2022, races at the local level include three Sedgwick County Commission seats and eight District Court judges. In addition, the Democratic and Republican Party precinct committee positions are up for election in the August primary.

Local Offices

Wichita City Council

The Wichita City Council is Wichita's top legislative body. It is composed of seven members: six who are elected by district and a mayor elected at-large. The mayor's position is full-time, while other council members are part-time. Council members are elected to a 4-year term for up to two consecutive terms. While candidates might belong to a political party, elections are nonpartisan, meaning the candidate's political affiliation will not appear on the ballot. The Wichita City Council's responsibilities include:

City Council meetings are typically held at 9 a.m. on the first, second, and third Tuesday of each month. The fourth Tuesday is reserved for workshop sessions where council members have the opportunity to review and discuss one or two focused topics. The next election involving the Wichita City Council is in 2023.

Wichita Public Schools Board of Education

The Wichita Public Schools Board of Education consists of seven members: six members who must live within certain geographic boundaries and a seventh who can live anywhere in the school district. Members are elected to 4-year unpaid terms. Primary elections for the six district seats are limited to those geographic areas, but all voters who live within the school district boundaries are eligible to vote for every seat during the General Election. The Board of Education is responsible for setting policies, approving financial agreements, and setting the annual budget for USD 259, Wichita Public Schools.

Board of Education regular meetings are held once a month on Monday at 6 p.m. at the North High Lecture Hall. The next election involving the Wichita Public Schools Board of Education is in 2023.

Sedgwick County Commission

Sedgwick County is divided into five districts. Voters from each district elect one person to serve on the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). Commissioners are elected to a 4-year term. The BOCC has a number of legislative and administrative powers, including:

  • Approval of the county's annual budget
  • Levying of county taxes
  • Construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges
  • Serving as the local board of health
  • Providing a jail, courthouse, office space, and supplies for all county officers and the district court
  • BOCC meetings are typically held at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays, except for the last Wednesday of the month. Three seats are up for election in 2022.

    List of Sedgwick County Commission Candidates

    Sedgwick County Clerk

    The County Clerk is the official secretary for the Board of County Commissioners, recording county commission meeting minutes and producing written minutes for all commission meetings. The County Clerk's office is responsible for maintaining land records, issuing certain licenses and permits, and has duties related to property tax levies and tax roll preparation. The Sedgwick County Clerk is elected to a 4-year term. The position is listed on every Sedgwick County ballot and is next up for election in 2024.

    Sedgwick County Register of Deeds

    The office of the Register of Deeds is responsible for recording all real estate transactions within the county. The office maintains an online repository of land records dating back to January 1, 1969. The Sedgwick County Register of Deeds is elected to a 4-year term. The position is listed on every Sedgwick County ballot and is next up for election in 2024.

    Sedgwick County Sheriff

    The Sheriff's Office carries out law enforcement functions that local police departments do not, including district court security, civil process service, and operation of the Adult Detention Facility and Annex. The Sedgwick County Sheriff is elected to a 4-year term. The position is listed on every Sedgwick County ballot and is next up for election in 2024.

    Sedgwick County Treasurer

    The County Treasurer's office is responsible for collecting real estate, personal property, and motor vehicle taxes; commercial vehicle fees; special assessments; and other miscellaneous taxes for Sedgwick County cities, townships school districts, and other taxing jurisdictions. The County Treasurer is elected to a 4-year term. The position is listed on every Sedgwick County ballot and is next up for election in 2024.

    District Attorney

    The Office of the District Attorney prosecutes violations of criminal, juvenile, and traffic laws; enforces the Kansas Consumer Protection Act; initiates proceedings to protect abused and neglected children; and secures care and treatment in mental commitment cases. The District Attorney is elected to a 4-year term. The position is listed on every Sedgwick County ballot and is next up for election in 2024.

    District Court Judge

    Kansas has 31 judicial districts with varying numbers of judges. District courts are trial courts, with general original jurisdiction over all criminal and civil cases, including divorce and domestic relations, damage suits, probate and estate administration, guardianships, conservatorships, care of the mentally ill, juvenile matters, and small claims. Judges are elected to a 4-year term with no term limit. District 18, which has jurisdiction over Sedgwick County, has 30 district judges. All positions are listed on every Sedgwick County ballot. Ten of the 30 judges are up for election in 2022.

    List of District Court Judge Candidates

    Precinct Committeeman & Precinct Committeewoman

    Every two years, voters who have registered as either a Democrat or Republican vote to elect one man and one woman who live within their voting precinct and are members of their party to the position of precinct committeeman and woman. The work of these positions can vary, but generally includes:

    • Supporting the county and state political party's endorsed candidates
    • Volunteering in political campaigns
    • Voting on party leadership

    When a seat in the state legislature becomes vacant, the precinct committee members from that legislator's district and party vote on a replacement to serve the remainder of their term. Sedgwick County has 429 voting precincts with a total of 1,716 precinct committee positions. Every precinct committee position is up for election in the August Primary Election.

    List of Precinct Committee Candidates
    A map highlighting Sedgwick County districts 1, 4, and 5

    This Year's Sedgwick County Commission Races

    Sedgwick County Commission district boundaries changed on December 15, 2021. To check which district you are in, use the County's Find Your County Commissioner tool.

    Sedgwick County Commission: District 1 Candidates

    District 1 includes central and eastern portions of Wichita, as well as Bel Aire, Eastborough, portions of Kechi, and unincorporated parts of northeastern Sedgwick County.

    Sedgwick County Commission: District 4 Candidates

    District 4 includes central and northern portions of Wichita, as well as Park City, Valley Center, Maize, portions of Kechi, the part of the city of Sedgwick that is in Sedgwick County, and unincorporated parts of northern Sedgwick County.

    Sedgwick County Commission: District 5 Candidates

    District 5 includes southeastern portions of Wichita, as well as Derby, the part of Mulvane that is in Sedgwick County, and unincorporated parts of southeastern Sedgwick County.

    • Jim Howell (R-Derby) (incumbent)
    • John McIntosh (D-Derby)

    District Court Judge Candidates

    Division 4

    • Robb W. Rumsey (R) (incumbent)

    Division 5

    • Seth Rundle (R) (incumbent)

    Division 7

    • Rodger L. Woods (R) (incumbent)

    Division 8

    • Richard A. "Rick" Macías (R) (incumbent)

    Division 15

    • David J. Kaufman (R) (incumbent)

    Division 17

    • Linda Kirby (R) (incumbent)

    Division 18

    • Faith Maughan (R) (incumbent)

    Division 19

    • Michael Hoelscher (R) (incumbent)

    Division 29

    • Shawn Elliott (R)

    Division 30

    • Francessca Montes-Williams (R)

    Precinct Committee Candidates

    If you're registered to vote, you can enter your name and date of birth in the VoterView website to find out which precinct you live in.

    Precinct Committeeman Candidates, Democratic

    • John Moeder, District 105
    • Esau A. Freeman, District 108
    • Charles B. Jenney, District 109
    • Christopher Pumpelly, District 110
    • Clint P. Raulsten, District 119
    • Garin Egerton, District 120
    • Blaise Plummer, District 130
    • Brock E. Booker, District 205
    • Kelly W. Johnston, District 209
    • Richard Young, District 210
    • Charles W. Combs, District 212
    • Marty Keenan, District 214
    • Peter Crevoiserat, District 214
    • Patrick K. Cantwell, District 215
    • Charles W. Merrifield, District 216
    • Chris Strong, District 224
    • Cristopher Johnson, District 224
    • Ezra Kirkpatrick, District 225
    • Chuck Schmidt, District 225
    • Russell A. Pataky, District 235
    • James Black, District 304
    • Nathan D Bales, District 306
    • Donald D. Enos, District 308
    • Mike Hoheisel, District 309
    • Joseph A. Henderson, District 314
    • George Dean, District 325
    • Russell S. Kennedy, District 404
    • Austin G. Gilson, District 406
    • R. Kent Anderson, District 410
    • Dallas Stephen Grimes, District 413
    • Ngoc Xuong Vuong, District 417
    • Michael McCorkle, District 508
    • Gary Starrett, District 524
    • Frank E. Vopat, District 531
    • Matthew Flaiz, District 601
    • Caleb Linkous, District 601
    • James Bailey, District 602
    • Michael P. Conroy III, District 602
    • Javan Andrew Gonzalez, District 602
    • Doug Ballard, District 607
    • John Carmichael, District 609
    • Bruce B. Blank, District 610
    • Benjamin Terrill, District 615
    • Jack Burnett Bergeson, District 622
    • Jerry K. Lucas, District DB11
    • Joshua Ryan Fredrick, District DB31
    • Davie Hobbs, District DB32
    • John McIntosh, District DB42
    • Marion Manlove, District IL01
    • Levi Henry, District MI09
    • William Barnett, District MV02
    • Justin Shore, District NI
    • Jon M Ramirez, District PA05
    • Dennis Romero, District PC11
    • Tim Holt, District SH01

    Precinct Committeewoman Candidates, Democratic

    • Victoria L. Mork, District 102
    • Kelli Grant, District 104
    • Vernette Chance, District 105
    • Monica Marks, District 105
    • Oletha Faust Goudeau, District 109
    • Jessica N. Earnest, District 110
    • April Ellen Bales, District 111
    • LaWanda DeShazer, District 118
    • Janice L. Rich, District 129
    • Elizabeth Bishop, District 209
    • Marge Zakoura-Vaughan, District 217
    • Emily Knorp-Brown Stone, District 218
    • Marcey Gregory, District 218
    • Katy Jackson Tyndell, District 223
    • Sarah Johnson, District 224
    • Amy Lyon, District 225
    • Joan L Richardson, District 226
    • Kristine Kirk, District 228
    • Rhonda Cox, District 305
    • Kyla Ball, District 306
    • Christina Hoheisel, District 309
    • Holly Danley, District 310
    • Janet Johnson, District 314
    • Geraldine Flaharty, District 315
    • Carolyn Marie Fugit, District 321
    • Kimberly N. Brewer, District 325
    • Ethel J. Dean, District 325
    • Kate Davis, District 405
    • Natasha Hallam, District 408
    • Susan Osborne, District 410
    • Donna L. Wirth, District 412
    • Michelle Renae Crawford
    • Rebecca Jenek, District 416
    • Pamela Sawyer-McNutt, District 423
    • Judith A. Pierce, District 425
    • Robin Monroe, District 429
    • Sarah Lopez, District 437
    • Jen D'Souza, District 504
    • AlmaAnn E. Jones, District 519
    • Joyce Starrett, District 524
    • Stephenie Ann Roberts, District 526
    • Lisa C. Tatum, District 601
    • Brenda Penney, District 602
    • Anna Leslie, District 602
    • Sherry Livingston, District 603
    • Katherine Young, District 606
    • Maggie Ballard, District 607
    • Cheryl A Carmichael, District 609
    • Diane V. Britton, District 612
    • Holly Terrill, District 615
    • Pat Lehman, District 617
    • Carolyn Chambers, District 618
    • Flora Bishop, District 623
    • Ashley Markley, District BA01
    • Mary Halley, District BA02
    • Shana A. Balton, District BA02
    • Misti Hobbs, District DB32
    • Melissa McIntosh, District DB36
    • Lisa McIntosh, District DB42
    • Liz Hamor, District GO
    • Janice Manlove, District IL01
    • Casey Yingling, District MI09
    • Margarita Barnett, District MV02
    • Deb Shepard, District NI
    • Donna J. Mills-Bird, District VC42

    Precinct Committeeman Candidates, Republican

    • Keith Dater, District 107
    • Dan Heflin, District 108
    • Myron Ackerman, District 109
    • Monte D. Nighswonger, District 111
    • Robert R. Noland, District 112
    • William J. Foster, District 117
    • Michael Thorne, District 121
    • Michael E. Zamrzla, District 121
    • Robert W. Herrick Jr., District 127
    • Jospeh Tex Dozier, District 128
    • Fred Pinaire, District 207
    • Doug Sherwood
    • Rick Roberts, District 209
    • Jon Dolan, District 210
    • Peter Hanas, District 211
    • Del Torkelson, District 213
    • Mark Kahrs, District 214
    • Randy Wells, District 215
    • Roman Rodriguez, District 216
    • Joseph Traglia, District 217
    • Steven Brunk, District 218
    • Brent Davis, District 221
    • Ron Estes, District 223
    • David Thorne, District 226
    • Jeffrey Hund, District 227
    • Jonathan Sherman, District 227
    • Benjamin C. Seymore, District 228
    • Jason Meirowsky, District 233
    • Jim John, District 235
    • Richard Rowe, District 236
    • Drake Robinson, District 240
    • Terry Peterson, District 242
    • Earl Martling, District 305
    • Robert Pell, District 306
    • David J. Robbins, District 308
    • Albert Alliston, District 312
    • Jason Carmichael, District 314
    • Michael A. Fletcher, District 314
    • Garth L. Adams, District 315
    • Con Howerton, District 316
    • Jared Cerullo, District 326
    • Aaron James DeGraffenreid, District 403
    • Stephan Wherrell, District 404
    • Dalton Glasscock, District 405
    • Christopher Parisho, District 405
    • Benny Boman, District 408
    • Thomas L. Eckberg, District 410
    • Jeff Blubaugh, District 412
    • Chuck Akins, District 413
    • John Whitmer, District 414
    • Chuck Wright, District 418
    • Gage M Hunt, District 425
    • Tommy McDaniel, District 425
    • Nick Hoheisel, District 437
    • Alfred P. Besser, Jr., District 503
    • Michael Schwarz, District 503
    • Steven N. Ricke, District 504
    • John A Bahr, District 506
    • Gary W. Bond, District 507
    • Doug Hye, District 508
    • Matthew Caleb Rose, District 508
    • Pat Lucia, District 510
    • Ricky D Nelson, District 512
    • John D. Axtell, District 512
    • Robert J. Fillion, District 515
    • Daniel Hawkins, District 517
    • Bill Thompson, District 518
    • James Bowman, District 519
    • Karl E. Peterjohn, District 522
    • Dick Landkamer, District 523
    • Paul B. Winter, District 525
    • James A. Hodges, District 526
    • Kelly Arnold, District 526
    • Scott Bishop, District 527
    • Pat Johnson, District 530
    • David T. Dennis, District 531
    • Dave Gregory, District 538
    • Christopher Dugan, District 538
    • Michael H Rogers Jr., District 539
    • Jason Watkins, District 603
    • Hollis D. Stabler, District 608
    • John R. Todd, District 609
    • Michael O'Donnell, District 611
    • Micheal J. Sampson, District 618
    • Robert Phillips, District 618
    • Scott Davis, District 622
    • Charles W. Mullen, District 623
    • Brian G Fisher, District 623
    • Thomas Lingg, District AF
    • Greg Friebus, District Afton
    • Kenneth E. Mans, District AT05
    • Paul Lindstrom, District BA01
    • Jared Matthew Hamburg, District BA01
    • Blake Branson, District BA02
    • Jim Benage, District BA03
    • Ken Boote, District DB11
    • Dennis Burns, District DB23
    • Jim Howell, District DB36
    • Dale M. Pratt, District DB37
    • Dan Kerschen, District GA
    • Joel Blasi, District GO
    • James Rodman, District GO05
    • Hunter Larkin, District GO05
    • Ricky Davis, District GR
    • Terry Shinkle, District HA11
    • Danny D Walters, District HA41
    • Russ Kessler, District HA42
    • Kale Kroupa, District KE03
    • Jay Nicholson, District Lincoln
    • James Thomas, District MI02
    • Matthew J. Ghormley, District MI08
    • Timothy R. Janzen, District MV01
    • Vance A. Burns, District NI
    • Travis Davis, District PA01
    • Emil Bergquist, District PC21
    • Ben Sauceda, District PC31
    • J.D. Woofter, District RO03
    • Chad Adkins, District SA01
    • Carl Maughan, District UN01
    • Dennis D. Leierer, District UN02
    • Mark A. McGinn, District VA
    • David E Crockett, District VC11
    • James D. Holt, District VC21
    • Jonathan L. Bender, District VC31

    Precinct Committeewoman Candidates, Republican

    • Kathryn D. Cooper, District 102
    • Nancy M. Farni, District 108
    • Diane Albert, District 108
    • Karen Ackerman, District 109
    • Mary Wilkinson, District 110
    • Amy Noland, District 112
    • Treatha Brown-Foster, District 117
    • Gloria Thorne, District 121
    • Andrea D. West, District 127
    • Crystal Dozier, District 128
    • Sandy Pickert, District 207
    • Jeanne C Roberts, District 209
    • Jean Webb, District 210
    • Julia Ann Paulsen, District 210
    • Jeri G. Hinkle, District 211
    • Kari Sue Vosburgh, District 213
    • Sheila E. Tigert, District 214
    • Margaret Knoff, District 215
    • Marilyn Wells, District 215
    • Vangie Rodriguez, District 216
    • Kathy Webb, District 216
    • Charlotte Hays, District 217
    • Patty L. Weniger, District 218
    • Linda K. Baker, District 221
    • Susan Oliver Estes, District 223
    • Teresa Burns, District 225
    • Helen Hund, District 227
    • Audra Sanchez, District 228
    • Lara Denise Meirowsky, District 233
    • Rachel Snowbarger, District 233
    • Marilyn John, District 235
    • Karen Rowe, District 236
    • Sally Peterson, District 242
    • Catherine French, District 306
    • Kendra Edwards, District 310
    • Terri Howard, District 311
    • Helen L. Alliston, District 312
    • Cindy Miles, District 316
    • Kenly Zehring, District 318
    • Monica Renee DeGraffenreid, District 403
    • Tina Tetuan, District 404
    • Mary A. Stang, District 406
    • Terrie B. Eckberg, District 410
    • Leann Moore, District 412
    • Lisa Akins, District 413
    • Marlena Whitmer, District 414
    • Melissa Stout, District 423
    • Kayla McDaniel, District 425
    • Misti Hoheisel, District 437
    • Patricia Schwarz, District 503
    • Mary K Ricke, District 504
    • Lori Horsch, District 506
    • Kathy Bond, District 507
    • Nancy Tanton, District 508
    • Deb Lucia, District 510
    • Rita Lungwitz, District 513
    • Sophia Sawyer, District 514
    • Jessica Pereira, District 515
    • Annette Carson, District 516
    • Rose Anne Frey, District 519
    • Marcia K. Brungardt, District 522
    • Jeanne Landkamer, District 523
    • Linda L Winter, District 525
    • Nicole Bishop, District 527
    • Robyn Johnson, District 530
    • Judy S. Park, District 531
    • Laurie Gregory, District 538
    • Elizabeth Rowe, District 601
    • Kelly Watkins, District 603
    • Hazel L. Stabler, District 608
    • Jan Beemer, District 609
    • Shannon M Crouch, District 618
    • Cheryl L. Burke, District 619
    • Rebecca Davis, District 622
    • Elaine Fisher, District 623
    • Dianna S. Lingg, District AF
    • Vickie Strelow, District AT01
    • Margaret M. Mans, District AT05
    • Emily Hamburg, District BA01
    • Peggy Sue O'Donnell, District BA01
    • Kim M. Gish, District BA03
    • Catherine L. Boote, District DB11
    • Julie Johnson, District DB14
    • Laura Leigh Bailey, District DB22
    • Marilyn York, District DB23
    • Kathy Sexton, District DB36
    • Sarah Pratt, District DB37
    • Norene Kerschen, District GA
    • Shelby Larkin, District GO05
    • Shandy Davis, District GR
    • Kathy L. Shinkle, District HA11
    • Claire Thompson, District HA11
    • Barbara Walters, District HA41
    • Judith L. Leonard, District IL01
    • Mary Kroupa, District KE03
    • Linnea Nicholson, District LI
    • Jenifer Nielsen, District MI01
    • Sarah Jones Jervis, District MI02
    • Cynthia A. Janzen, District MV01
    • Marcia R. Burns, District NI
    • Nadine Stannard, District PA01
    • Ralene Bergquist, District PC21
    • Tonya Buckingham, District PC21
    • Sandra Waldschmidt, District RO01
    • Aimee L. Woofter, District RO03
    • Laura Adkins, District SA01
    • Rhonda McCurry, District UN01
    • Carolyn McGinn, District VA
    • Belinda B Crockett, District VC11
    • Judith A. Gariepy, District VC42

    This page last updated on June 10, 2022. For a list of all candidates for office in Sedgwick County, visit the Sedgwick County Election Office's website.
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