2011 Spring Election News

As another way of  helping to inform the public of the upcoming election, find news articles here related specifically to the upcoming election.  In addition, visit the Wichita Eagle's 2011 Voter Guide for candidate responses to questions about key issues.  Do your part to stay informed.

"Longwell Proud of his Track Record on Council" - Wichita Eagle 3/26/11

Jeff Longwell has been working since he was 13 years old, when he pumped gas and stripped engines at the family's auto shop in west Wichita.  read more >>

"Tyler Wants to Scrutinize how City does Business" - Wichita Eagle 3/26/11

The line between beauty pageants and political campaigns is blurry, but there's at least one difference that makes running for office easier for Lynda Tyler than competing for a crown.  read more >>

"Blick: Life's trials helped form the man he is today" - Wichita Eagle 3/25/11

Joshua Blick spent so much time in the voting booth on Election Day staring at his name on the ballot that he
thought the poll workers must be wondering.  read more>>

"O'Donnell: Hooked on politics, public service" - Wichita Eagle 3/25/11

Michael O'Donnell may be only 26 years old, but he is no political novice.  read more>>


"Gietzen's passion shows in his years of activism" - Wichita Eagle 3/24/11

With Mark Gietzen, what you see — and hear — is what you get.  read more >>

"Clendenin enthusiastic about chance to serve" - Wichita Eagle 3/24/11

James Clendenin couldn't hide his disappointment. In his first foray into politics, he lost a run for the state House District 98 seat by 153 votes last year.  read more >>

"City Council candidates' views differ on new airport terminal" - Wichita Eagle 3/24/11

Several Wichita City Council candidates said Wednesday that they would likely oppose building a new terminal at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport.  read more >>

"Stevens: Government Must get Back to Basics" - Wichita Eagle 3/23/11

Charlie Stevens can think of several things he'd rather be doing than jumping into politics for the first time.  read more >>

"Meitzner Dedicated to Family and Community" - Wichita Eagle 3/23/11

Paul Meitzner's customers at his drapery and upholstery business in Wichita came from all sorts of means and backgrounds.  read more >>

"Incumbent Brewer Fights for Aviation, Downtown Renewal" - Wichita Eagle 3/16/11

Mayor Carl Brewer hasn't had to use the sword encased above his desk in City Hall.  read more >>

"Underdog Leffew Wants to cut Spending, Engage People" - Wichita Eagle 3/16/11

Darrell Leffew owns a construction company. But he doesn't like to climb ladders.  read more >>

"Election could shift power on Wichita City Council" - Wichita Eagle 3/6/11

Primary election showed - or at least a large portion of the fraction who voted - support candidates who pledge to rein in the city's use of economic incentives and limit its spending on downtown revitalization.  read more >>

"Provisional Ballots Could Alter Outcome of District 2 Race" - Wichita Eagle 3/1/11

If you didn't think your vote could make a difference, think again.  read more >>

"Logan, Neff, Miller Win School Board Primary" - Wichita Eagle 3/1/11

A retired school administrator, a retired businessman and a 22-year-old master's degree student will face one another in the general election for the Wichita school board's at large seat.  read more >>

"Wichita School Board Candidates Emphasize Perspective" - Wichita Eagle 2/20/11

Eleven candidates running for the Wichita school district's at-large seat say they want to increase student achievement, tackle budget cuts and thoughtfully consider divisive issues such as school attendance boundaries.  read more >>

"District 4 Candidates Say Jobs are Top Priority" - Wichita Eagle 2/16/11

Flooding remains a concern in southwest Wichita, roads need to be improved, and seniors who live there could use some help. read more >>

"District 3 Voters Have Diverse Slate" - Wichita Eagle 2/16/11

When longtime City Council member Jim Skelton moved over to the Sedgwick County Commission last month, his council district lost a strong advocate. read more >>

"Business Issues Dominate District 2" - Wichita Eagle 2/15/11

Given the makeup of the City Council's District 2 in east Wichita, business issues are expected to drive this spring's election.  read more >>

"Nine Candidates for City Council Appear at Forum" - Wichita Eagle 2/13/11

Economic development tools that the city uses to attract and develop businesses came under fire Saturday from many of the candidates running for seats on the Wichita City Council. read more >>

"Six Men on Ballot in Primary for Wichita Mayor" - Wichita Eagle 2/13/11

By traditional political measures (such as name recognition, financing and experience) none of the men challenging Mayor Carl Brewer in this year's election stands much of a chance. read more >>

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