This story has been updated to include another candidate for mayor
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Former Wichita City Council member Jared Cerullo announced on Facebook Tuesday that he filed documents to enter the race for mayor.
Cerullo said he chose to file by petition for the position. He said choosing that option allowed him “to meet people where they are. In their homes, at their neighborhood association meetings, at public events, etc. I thank each and every one of you who signed my petition.”
He added that he “ended up with more than three times the necessary signatures needed to qualify” to have his name on the ballot.
Other candidates who said they intend to run include incumbent Mayor Brandon Whipple, City Council member Bryan Frye, and Lily Wu, a former television reporter. Frye said he intends to file on May 30.
Julie Rose Stroud, Anthony Gallardo, Celeste Racette, Tom Kane and Shelia M. Davis (Rainman) are the current candidates listed by the Sedgwick County Election Office that have filed. Candidates have until June 1 to file for the primary.
Advance in-person voting begins July 17 for the primary election. Primary Election Day will be August 1.