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Two New Commissioners For Sedgwick County

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Nadya Faulx and Deborah Shaar
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Michael O'Donnell and David Dennis

Two new people will be joining the Sedgwick County Commission in 2017.

The race for the 2nd District was tight all evening, and in the end, Republican Michael O’Donnell kept his narrow lead to beat longtime Commissioner Tim Norton, a Democrat, by 879 votes.

"Well, they said it couldn’t be done, and we collectively did it," O’Donnell said in his victory speech at a gathering of the Sedgwick County Republican Party.

Republican David Dennis held a commanding lead in the 3rd District race over independent candidate Marcey Gregory. He won by a vote of 63 percent to Gregory's 35 percent.

"It’s going to be a different commission obviously because we have two new members now," Dennis said after his win. "So we’re going to have to make sure that we work together for all the citizens of Sedgwick County."

With Norton, the lone Democrat, out, the five-member board of commissioners is now comprised of all Republicans.

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