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John McIntosh, Jim Howell compete for Sedgwick County’s 5th District seat

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Daniel Caudill
John McIntosh (left) is running as a Democrat against incumbent Republican Jim Howell.

Voters in Sedgwick County’s 5th District will soon decide on a county commissioner for the next four years.

Incumbent Jim Howell, a Republican, is seeking his third term on the commission. Prior to his time on the commission, Howell served for four years as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives.

Democrat John McIntosh is the first Democrat to run for the seat since 2014. McIntosh most recently served a term on the Derby City Council.

The 5th District covers much of South Wichita, and all of Derby and Mulvane.

Here's where the candidates stand on issues and questions facing the district:

Daniel Caudill is a general assignment reporter for KMUW. He was a reporter, photographer and digital content manager for The Derby Informer and an editor and reporter for The Sunflower. In the spring of 2020, Daniel helped cover the legislative session in Topeka as an intern for the Kansas News Service. You can follow him on Twitter @CaudillKMUW.