2021 City/School Board Primary Election Results

Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 5:14 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: Two Wichita city council members will advance to the general election, but both received fewer votes than their opponents in Tuesday’s primary election. The top two candidates who received the most votes will move on.

In District 3, which covers south Wichita, Councilmember Jared Cerullo and Mike Hoheisel will advance to the general election.

Cerullo is seeking his first full term after being appointed to fill the seat earlier this year. It was left open by the resignation of James Clendenin following a Factfinder 12 investigation tying him to a false attack ad against then mayoral candidate Brandon Whipple.

Tuesday night, Cerullo received 378 votes to Hoheisel’s 403 votes.

In the race for District 6, which covers areas like Riverside and north Wichita, Councilmember Cindy Claycomb will face challenger Maggie Ballard. Claycomb received 1,087 votes to Ballard’s 1,147. A total of 2,634 votes were cast.

Ballard is a businesswoman who along with her son, helped create the “Paxton’s Blessing Boxes” which you might see around town.

Another Sedgwick County race Eyewitness News followed was in Park City.

Ward 1 Councilmember John Lehnherr will not be on the November ballot. Instead, Charley Davidson and Angie Carter will advance in that race to the general election. Davidson won by a wide majority Tuesday night, receiving 70% of the vote.

Other Kansas elections

In Chautauqua County, Michael Clark and Heath Joslin will advance to the general election in the race to represent USD 286 District 3.

Voters in Finney County have approved a quarter-cent sales tax hike to help pay for county infrastructure improvements.

In Gray County, voters in USD 371, the South Gray School District, approved a $13 million bond issue for a new high school and renovations, but voters rejected a $6.65 million to build a new gymnasium facility.

Update: The polls are closed in Sedgwick County for today’s primary election.

Local primary elections are underway Tuesday in Sedgwick County. Voters get to choose who moves on to November’s general election in several races depending on where you live.

In Wichita, District 3 councilman and incumbent Jared Cerullo faces six challengers. Cerullo replaced James Clendenin earlier this year after Clendenin resigned in 2020.

District Six incumbent Cindy Claycomb is facing five challengers.

There’s also a primary for Park City’s Ward One council member. Current council member John Lehnherr is facing challenges from two candidates.

You can find your polling place here.

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