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Chamber PAC Endorses Wichita Mayoral Candidate

Posted by: Admin on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) has voted to endorse Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell in this year's mayoral election. Chamber PAC Chairman Frank Suellentrop (Chairman of Legacy Bank) said, "The trajectory of our business community and our region are directly impacted by local elections, so we take these races very seriously. After careful deliberation we voted to endorse the re-election of Mayor Jeff Longwell based on his longstanding support of Chamber positions. Over his four years as Mayor, Longwell has applied a pro-business mindset to his work and backed the Chamber's efforts on talent retention and quality of place initiatives. We also appreciate the role he has played in the increased momentum and community pride that is apparent throughout the city. He has clearly earned a second term."

All Mayoral candidates were invited to provide answers to a Chamber questionnaire to assist voters in making informed decisions. Click here to read the unedited responses from eight of the nine candidates.

The PAC delayed action on the three City Council seats since there are no primaries for the three City Council seats. The primary election takes place Aug. 6 and the general election is slated for Nov. 5.

The Wichita Regional Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) is a Chamber affiliate that promotes commerce and industry, advances economic growth, and enhances the quality of life in the region by supporting candidates and issues at the local, regional, and state levels that reflect the goals and objectives of the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce and its member businesses. See wichitachamber.org for more information about the objectives and goals of the Chamber PAC.


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