This Friday (July 23), the Wichita Pachyderm Club features Republican Legislative candidates from Sedgwick County. Only those candidates facing a contest in the August 3rd primary election will be speaking.
The invited candidates and links to their websites (where available) are:
From District 82 (Derby plus parts of Gypsum, Riverside, Rockford and Salem townships): Joseph Ashby, Jim Howell, and Van Willis.
From District 83 (Eastborough and parts of east Wichita): Kyle Amos and Jo Ann Pottorff.
From District 94 (parts of west Wichita and part of Attica, Delano, and Waco townships): Joe McLeland, Roy Oeser, and Wade A. Waterbury. There is no Democratic Party candidate in this district, so the primary will probably decide who next represents this district.
From District 96 (parts of southwest Wichita and parts of Illinois, Riverside, and Waco townships): Phil Hermanson and Mark Gietzen.
Additional information about these candidates may be found in the Wichita Eagle Voter Guide.
All are welcome to attend Wichita Pachyderm Club meetings. The program costs $10, which includes a delicious buffet lunch including salad, soup, two main dishes, and ice tea and coffee. The meeting starts at noon, although it’s recommended to arrive fifteen minutes early to get your lunch before the program starts.
The Wichita Petroleum Club is on the ninth floor of the Bank of America Building at 100 N. Broadway (north side of Douglas between Topeka and Broadway) in Wichita, Kansas (click for a map and directions). You may park in the garage (enter west side of Broadway between Douglas and First Streets) and use the sky walk to enter the Bank of America building. The Petroleum Club will stamp your parking ticket and the fee will be $1.00. Or, there is usually some metered and free street parking nearby.
Wish I could go, so I could hear Kyle Amos speak. He is exactly what we need in the Kansas legislature (and everywhere in this country!)–an enthusiastic young person wanting to make a difference, and a true conservative who’s not afraid to take on an entrenched liberal RINO who seems to believe she’s entitled to the seat. You go, Kyle!