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In Sedgwick County 3rd District Race, Both Dennis And Iuen Say Behavioral Health Needs A Priority

Deborah Shaar

The race for Sedgwick County’s 3rd District is between a current commissioner and a retired TV news journalist.

Republican David Dennissays he wants a second term to complete unfinished county business. Dennis is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and a retired teacher. He has served on various local, state and regional organizations. He beat two-term Republican Karl Peterjohn in the 2016 primary to represent the 3rd District.

Democrat Mike Iuen spent more than three decades reporting on local government, and now has the time to serve in a leadership role. Iuen retired in 2016 from a career in local TV news. As a reporter, he often covered Sedgwick County government. He says through his work, he developed an understanding of complex county operations, and was able to present both sides of issues to the public.

The 3rd District covers western Sedgwick County, and includes west Wichita, Goddard, Cheney, Viola and Mount Hope.

Here's where the candidates stand on some of the biggest issues and questions facing the district.

Deborah joined the news team at KMUW in September 2014 as a news reporter. She spent more than a dozen years working in news at both public and commercial radio and television stations in Ohio, West Virginia and Detroit, Michigan. Before relocating to Wichita in 2013, Deborah taught news and broadcasting classes at Tarrant County College in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.