Sedgwick County Commission

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A federal judge on Friday denied a motion to dismiss charges against Sedgwick County Commissioner and former state legislator Michael O’Donnell.

Defense attorneys argued that the case is an overreach by federal prosecutors.

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With the recount of last week’s votes for a Sedgwick County Commission race now complete, Commissioner Richard Ranzau remains the winner of the Republican primary for the 4th District.

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Sedgwick County Commissioner and former state Sen. Michael O’Donnell has been charged with more counts of wire fraud and money laundering related to his campaigns for office, just days before a scheduled hearing on Friday to have earlier charges dismissed.

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Sedgwick County commissioners adopted the 2019 budget and capital improvement plan at a meeting Wednesday.

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A Republican candidate for the Sedgwick County Commission is requesting a recount of last week’s primary votes.

Shortly after the Board of Canvassers certified election results Tuesday, Hugh Nicks turned in the paperwork to start recount proceedings in his race against Commissioner Richard Ranzau. The two faced each other in the Republican primary for the commission's 4th District seat.

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People who live in Sedgwick County have an opportunity to give feedback on the 2019 budget proposal at a public hearing on Thursday.

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Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau is one step closer to a third term.

Voters elected Ranzau over challenger Hugh Nicks in the Republican primary for the 4th District seat Tuesday.

Ranzau was trailing in a close race against Nicks for most of the night. In the end, he edged Nicks by 87 votes. Ranzau received 51 percent of the vote to Nicks’ 49 percent.

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Voters will elect three Sedgwick County commissioners this year to represent the 1st, 4th and 5th Districts. The 4th District is the only one with a primary next week.

In the Democratic race, two candidates are hoping to bring diversity to the county commission.  

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Voters will elect three Sedgwick County commissioners this year to represent the 1st, 4th and 5th Districts. The 4th District is the only one with a primary next week.

In the Republican race, a political newcomer is trying to unseat an incumbent.  

Hugh Nicks is a retired businessman from Maize. He worked as a teacher, financial advisor, business owner and marketing executive. He also coached high school sports and served on the boards of several civic organizations.

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Wichita health groups are sponsoring a forum for candidates in the three Sedgwick County Commission districts up for election. Tuesday’s event will focus on public health issues.

Voters will elect commissioners to serve four-year terms in the 1st, 4th and 5th Districts this year.

Candidates are expected to discuss strategies for access to health care, perspectives on outside funding, collaborative opportunities to improve community health, and the role of the Board of Health.

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