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Local Elections

This Year's Races

In 2020, races at the local level include two of five Sedgwick County Commission seats, County Clerk, Register of Deeds, County Sheriff, County Treasurer, District Attorney, and 20 of 28 district court judges.

Sedgwick County Commissioner

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. Two seats are up for election in 2020.

    List of Sedgwick County Commissioner 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 maintining 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.

    List of Sedgwick County Clerk Candidates

    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.

    List of Sedgwick County Register of Deeds Candidates

    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.

    List of Sedgwick County Sheriff Candidates

    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.

    List of Sedgwick County Treasurer Candidates

    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.

    List of District Attorney Candidates

    District Court Judges

    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 28 district judges. Twenty of the 28 positions are up for election in 2020. All positions are listed on every Sedgwick County ballot.

    List of District Court Judge Candidates

    This Year's Candidates

    Sedgwick County Commissioner: District 2 Candidates

    A map highlighting Sedgwick County district 2

    District 2 includes southern and southwestern portions of Wichita, as well as Haysville, Clearwater, and unincorporated parts of southern Sedgwick County.

    Sedgwick County Commissioner: District 3 Candidates

    A map highlighting Sedgwick County district 3

    District 3 includes western portions of Wichita as well as Andale, Bentley, Cheney, Colwich, Garden Plain, Goddard, Mount Hope, Viola, and unincorporated parts of western Sedgwick County.


    Sedgwick County Clerk Candidate


    Sedgwick County Register of Deeds Candidate


    Sedgwick County Sheriff Candidate


    Sedgwick County Treasurer Candidates

    Incumbent County Treasurer Linda Kizzire is not running for re-election.

    Democratic Candidate


    District Attorney Candidate

    • Marc Bennett (R) (incumbent)

    District Court Judges

    Division 1

    • Joni Cole (D)
    • Phillip B. Journey (R) (incumbent)

    Division 2

    Division 3

    • Gregory D. Keith (R) (incumbent)

    Division 6

    Division 9

    • Christopher Magana (R) (incumbent)

    Division 10

    • Bruce Brown (R) (incumbent)

    Division 11

    • Monique Centeno (D) (incumbent - appointed in August 2019 to fill vacant seat)
    • Quentin Pittman (R)
    • Division 12

      Division 13

      • Kevin O'Connor (R) (incumbent)

      Division 14

    Division 16

    • Kellie E. Hogan (R) (incumbent - appointed in March 2020 to fill vacant seat)

    Division 20

    • Stephen J. Ternes (R) (incumbent)

    Division 21

    • Jeff Dewey (R) (incumbent)

    Division 22

    • Deborah Hernandez Mitchell (R) (incumbent)

    Division 23

    • William S. Woolley (R) (incumbent)

    Division 24

    • Tyler J. Roush (R) (incumbent)

    Division 25

    Division 26

    • Jeff Goering (R) (incumbent)

    Division 27

    • Jeff Syrios (R) (incumbent)

    Division 28

    • Eric A. Commer (R) (incumbent)
    This page last updated on September 9, 2020.
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