Bill Gale resigns; Sedgwick County to get new election commissioner

Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Bill Gale today announced his resignation from the office he has held for the past eight years.

In a statement, Gale said he is giving up the job overseeing the election office to take a position with a nonprofit organization.

Gale resigned in a letter to Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

“A number of reasons factored into the decision,” the letter said. “One of the main ones for me is my thinking that 8 years is a good self-imposed limit on my tenure.”

Gale served eight years on the Wichita City Council before being appointed election commissioner.