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Sedgwick County DA Blocks Second Attempt To Recall Commissioner


Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett has blocked a second attempt to recall Commissioner Richard Ranzau.

The group Recall Ranzau submitted a second petition earlier this month after Bennett rejected a previous push to recall the Sedgwick County Commission chairman. In it, they state that as a public official, Ranzau has failed to support the state constitution and failed to act as a commissioner and as a board of health. 

In his ruling issued Monday, Bennett writes that "the allegations of the petition do not establish a sufficient nexus between [Ranzau's] stated failures to perform and his prescribed duties in office" and that the petition does not support grounds for recall.

Bennett writes in his opinion that a "high degree of specificity is required of allegations" in attempts to recall an elected official.

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