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Wichita Politics

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Mayor - Carl Brewer

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

Street address: 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (316) 268-4331

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/WichitaMayor

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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

"Do you hear the people sing, singing a song of angry men?" said Commissioner Dave Unruh , quoting a song from the musical "Les Miserables."
Among the cuts, Sedgwick County will cut $1.1 million to health and human service programs. It is opposed by commissioners Dave Unruh and Tim Norton .
Monday morning brought news of $388,000 in cuts to the Sedgwick County Zoo , $75,000 to Exploration Place and nearly a million dollars to county health programs . County Commissioner Dave Unruh doesn't support the new budget, saying reductions to the Sedgwick County Health Department will hurt those in need.
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Commissioner - Kelly Parks

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Council Member - Sharon Fearey

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Council Member - Lavonta Williams

But on Saturday, nine people who took part as youths in the Dockum Drugs sit-in received the city of Wichita's highest honor - and an apology. On the sit-in's 50th anniversary, Mayor Carl Brewer and City Council members Lavonta Williams and Sharon Fearey presented the sit-in participants keys to the city.
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Council Member - Jeff Longwell

Mayor Jeff Longwell says the city is considering the sale of the downtown Hyatt Regency Wichita - which it bought in 2001 - and the money could go toward fixing neighborhood streets. It's a market-driven decision, Longwell said, citing the recent sale of The Courtyard by Marriott Wichita at Old Town and the possible sale of the DoubleTree by Eisenhower National Airport.
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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

At the center of the conflict is a bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., that would block state and local laws from requiring food labels to disclose genetically engineered ingredients. So far, three states -- Vermont, Connecticut and Maine -- have passed mandatory labeling laws for genetically modified food.
In a Congress that launches many bills just for show, Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, is actually trying to make law. He and co-sponsor Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., get credit for pushing past some fierce lobbying to usher their Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act to House passage last week on a bipartisan 275-150 vote.
Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., were named " distinguished pols of the week " for uncovering two side agreements on the Iran nuclear deal, one of which concerned the International Atomic Energy Agency's access to Iran's military sites. Jennifer Rubin, who writes a conservative blog for the Washington Post, praised the lawmakers for "bringing these issues to light, forcing the administration to be more forthcoming and the public and Congress how grossly insufficient is the verification system in the deal."
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State Representative - Jim Howell

Party: Republican

The $412.3 million recommended budget , about 3 percent smaller than last year's, is the first considered by the new commission majority, composed of Chairman Richard Ranzau and commissioners Karl Peterjohn and Jim Howell. Commissioners Tim Norton and Dave Unruh, in the commission's minority, are critical of the shift to paying for roads with cash instead of borrowing money.
Sedgwick County Commissioner Jim Howell doesn't think the county should foot any of the cost of Project Access, a physician-led program that provides medical care to low-income residents. After all, Wichita residents, and not other county residents, are the primary beneficiaries of the program, he noted.
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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

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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

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State Senator - Dick Kelsey

Party: Republican

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State Senator - Leslie Donovan

Party: Republican

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