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“Yes.”

– Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau when asked by communications director Kristi Zukovich if he would be on Santa’s nice or naughty list.

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“The economic development program exists, I’m tempted to say, to irritate Commissioner Ranzau.”

— Sedgwick County CFO Chris Chronis joking at a budget hearing about Commissioner Richard Ranzau, who doesn’t believe it’s government’s job to help private businesses succeed

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“Try going bald at 20.”

– Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau reacting to colleague Tim Norton Tuesday when he complained about his hair turning white at age 31

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“I have so many things; it’s not even worth starting.”

– Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau when it was his turn to speak about any issues of concern at today’s meeting with staff, which drew laughs

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“Do you want to lose an arm?”

– Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau, jokingly warning Commissioner Jim Skelton not to steal his Peanut Butter Patties