Skelton outraises Welshimer by $20,000

MoneyWichita City Council member Jim Skelton raised $20,000 more than current Sedgwick County commissioner Gwen Welshimer during the most recent campaign finance reporting period, records show.

Skelton raised $43,995 in campaign contributions, and Welshimer raised $23,946.

Both are vying for the District 5 seat in the southern part of the county now held by Welshimer.

In other county races, District 1 commissioner Dave Unruh, a Republican, raised $17,245 during this period but already had $36,384 on hand.

The report for his Democratic challenger, Wichita school board member Betty Arnold, was not available.

Oletha Faust-Goudeau, a Democratic state senator, raised $6,715 during this reporting period.

Richard Ranzau, the Republican vying for the District 4 seat now held by commissioner Kellly Parks, raised $25,525.