WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Voters in Kansas chose the candidates they want to see on the November ballot. They also voted on some major ballot issues that will affect their wallets.
In the ballot issues [provided below], the answers are a simple yes or no. In the candidate races, the top two finishers will go on to the November general election. All results are unofficial until approved by the county’s board of canvassers.
On Tuesday night Mike Hoseisel said he’s running in District 3 for family, and because he wants the city to do more on the issue of mental health.
“There’s a lot of families out there who have had issues relating to mental health, access to quality mental health treatment, access to quality addiction treatment,” said Hoheisel. “It’s an issue with just about everybody I’ve talked to.”
The incumbent for District 3 is Jared Cerullo.
“First off I think the city as a whole is headed in the right direction,” said Cerullo. “But District 3 has some problems, we have some terrible blight issues.”
In the Sixth District, Cindy Claycomb is also the incumbent council member.
“It’s been a good experience, it’s been a great honor to serve,” said Claycomb. “Do I think that we’re on a good trajectory? Yes I do, I think we’re on a direction the city ought to be — we’re financially stable.”
Sixth District challenger Maggie Ballard got the most votes as of Tuesday night with preliminary final results.
“I love everything about Wichita, except for the changes that I want to make,” said Ballard. “I was born and raised here and lived here my entire life in Riverside — I’ve owned businesses here, I want my son to stay here.”
Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Angela Caudillo said the results are preliminary. She also said her office mailed out 3,604 mail ballots. The office got back 1,751 that have been counted as of Tuesday night
Caudillo said she is not sure how many of the remaining mail ballots could be returned before the Friday mail deadline. Those ballots need to have been postmarked by 7 p.m. Tuesday.