Last night the three candidates seeking to serve the citizens of Sedgwick County district 4 as their commissioner participated in a forum at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. The event was sponsored by the Riverside Citizens Association, assisted by the League of Women Voters — Wichita Metro.
District 4 covers large portions of central, north-central, and northwest Wichita, and the cities of Park City and Valley Center. The current commissioner is Kelly Parks, who decided not to seek reelection.
In this edited audio recording, the first item is opening statements from the candidates, with the speaking order being Bevelhymer, Faust-Goudeau, then Ranzau. The candidates then answer a question about a mental health unit in the Sedgwick County Jail (speaking order is Ranzau, Faust-Goudeau, then Bevelhymer). Ranzau then answers a question about eminent domain (the other two candidates declined a chance to answer).
A question about recycling is answered by Bevelhymer, then Faust-Goudeau, then Ranzau. Then a question about an overflow shelter for the homeless during winter months is answered by Ranzau, Faust-Goudeau, and Bevelhymer.