Though Wichita City Council races began quietly months ago, it appears the first public move may be made by Janet Miller, who issued a release today indicating she’ll run to fill Sharon Fearey’s seat representing the north-central Wichita district. (Fearey is out by term limits.) Miller, president of the park board, has long been rumored to be seeking the seat. She’s slated to make an announcement regarding the District 6 position Thursday at 11:15 a.m. at the Midtown Community Resource Center. Everyone is invited.
Districts 1, 3 and 6 are up for election this year (District 1 is held by Lavonta Williams and Jim Skelton has the District 3 seat). (See PDF district map)The deadline to file for council seats is Jan. 27. The primary is March 3. Election Day is April 7. (Learn more about how to file for office.) Let the races begin.