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Brandon Johnson Announces Run For Wichita City Council Seat

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Brandon Johnson makes his Wichita City Council campaign announcement Monday.

Community activist Brandon Johnson on Monday officially began his campaign for a spot on the Wichita City Council.

Johnson is running in District 1, which covers part of central Wichita. Current District 1 Councilwoman Lavonta Williams' term is up at the end of the year.

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Kansas state Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau introduces former congressional candidate James Thompson. Thompson endorsed Brandon Johnson for the Wichita City Council District 1 seat.

Johnson is the founder of Community Operations Recovery Empowerment, which focuses on leadership development. He said during his announcement at his new campaign headquarters at 21st and Grove that he wants to bring opportunity to the district.

"Although opportunity has been readily available in some areas of Wichita, it has been lacking in others," he told supporters. "And I definitely know that it’s time to change that.”

Former Kansas congressional candidate Michael Kinard has also filed to run for the District 1 seat. The filing deadline for city council is June 1.

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