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Jeff Wicks

Jeff Wicks has written 44 posts for Sedgwick County Democratic Party

Advance Voting Is Underway

Don't Forget To Vote

Advance Voting Is Now Open In Sedgwick County.

Voting at the Historic Courthouse (501 N. Main, Suite 101) is available:

October 31 – November 4 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 7 from 8:00 a.m. – noon

Meet The Candidate – Cammie Funston (House Dist. 105)

cammie-funston“I am a life-long Kansan living in northwest Wichita with my husband. I have just retired after 21 years with Wichita Public Schools, most recently at Northwest High School.”

“In addition to being an educator, I was a Community Organizer for Project Freedom and the Director of Community Ministries for Inter-Faith Ministries.  I am a member of NAMI, the ARC of Sedgwick County, and Restore Kansas. I serve on the Starkey Advisory Council Executive Committee and have been a volunteer for Special Olympics and Global Faith in Action.”

To learn more about Cammie and her campaign visit her website and follow her on Facebook.

Meet The Candidate – Rep. Ponka-We Victors (House Dist. 103)

ponka-we-victors“My voting record has proved that I am voice for all Kansans on issues such as education, healthcare, and safety. I will continue to fight for programs and services my constituents utilize everyday.”

To learn more about Rep. Victors visit her website.

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Meet The Candidate – Clifton Beck (House Dist. 101)

clifton-beck“I am seeking election to the House because I am frustrated with the legislation coming out of Topeka and the effect it is having on the people of our state.

I have lived many different walks of life and experienced various economic conditions from large urban environments to smaller rural communities. These experiences have afforded me the opportunity to work with a broad spectrum of political, personal, and economic views.”

To learn more about Clifton visit his website and follow him on Facebook.

Meet The Candidate – Glen Shafer (House Dist. 100)

glen-shafer“I am a plain-spoken,  family-man and political outsider. I left my career in the gaming industry to spend time with family, to regain a sense of purpose, and to commit my time to something that matters. I consider myself to be the hybrid candidate without corporate or political ties.”

To learn more about Glen, visit his website.

Meet The Candidate Steve Crum (House Dist. 98)

steve-crumSteve was born and raised in the 98th district and has been active in city government having served on the Haysville city council from 2001 to 2010 and from 2013 to the present.

As a teacher and coach, Steve knows what works and what doesn’t in the classroom and understands first-hand the impact legislation can have on the quality of public schools.

To learn more about Steve and his campaign visit his website and follow him on Facebook.

Meet The Candidate – Stan Reeser (House Dist. 97)

stan-reeserStan Reeser: A husband, father, and grandfather who has been a homeowner in the 97th district for over 30 years.

“While serving on the Wichita City Council I advocated against raising the property tax mill and I was one of the first to advocate for community policing, which I believe reduce the crime rate without damaging the overall city budget. I also had numerous paving and drainage projects completed that had been “sitting” in the City’s Capital Improvement Projects – some as long as 10 years. I also helped save various historical landmarks most notably the John Mack Bridge.”

To learn more about Stan check out his website and follow him on Facebook.  You can donate to his campaign online

Meet The Candidate – Rep. Brandon Whipple (House Dist. 96)

brandon-whippleRep. Brandon Whipple learned the value of hard work from building houses with his father, a union carpenter. His father taught him that you can achieve anything if you have a vision, and work hard towards that vision. His dad encouraged Brandon to find a way to make a living using all his gifts, not just his hands. With this lesson, Brandon became the first person in his family to graduate college.

As a State Representative, Brandon combines his passion for service and strong education to serve the South Side community. Brandon is committed to do everything possible to make Wichita a place of opportunity for all Kansans.

To learn more about Rep. Whipple visit his website and follow him on Facebook.  You can help his campaign by donating online.

Meet The Candidate – Rep. Tom Sawyer (House Dist. 95)

tom-sawyerRep. Tom Sawyer was first elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1987. During that time he served in many leadership positions and earned a reputation of working across party lines to solve problems and to improve the lives of Kansas families. He stepped down in 1998 to run for governor, but returned to the Legislature in 2002. Tom then served until 2009, when he was appointed by Governor Parkinson to serve on the Kansas Parole Board. The voters of District 95 elected him to the Legislature a third time in 2012.

To learn more about Rep. Sawyer and how to get involved in his campaign, visit his website.

Meet The Candidate – Susan Osborne (House Dist. 94)

susan-osborneI am leaving retirement behind to devote my all to winning the election against a Republican candidate who promises to follow in the footsteps of the previous Representative who always did Brownback’s bidding.

I am a retired university professor of Business Administration, a former State Director of the Kansas Small Business Development Centers, a small business owner, 10 year member of the Wichita Area Planning Commission and the Wichita Park Foundation.  I am a member of South Side Democratic Club and Sedgwick County Democratic Women and Women for Kansas.  I am an active volunteer with the Wichita Historical Museum and my church.

To learn more about Susan visit her website and donate online.  Also, follow her on Facebook

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