Richard Ranzau

Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau

Hugh Nicks: Misinformed, or lying?

Hugh Nicks: Misinformed, or lying?

Analysis of criticism by Hugh Nicks, a candidate for Sedgwick County Commission, demonstrates that the candidate is either misinformed or lying. On his Facebook page, Sedgwick County Commission candidate Hugh Nicks accuses Richard Ranzau of "Voting against our community's children and babies." As evidence, Nicks supplies a link to an article in the Wichita Eagle. [1. Nicks For County Commission Facebook page, July 20, 2018. Available at https://www.facebook.com/NicksForCountyCommission/photos/a.1633354576739927.1073741832.1591968844211834/2011959645546083/.] What's notable about this claim is this paragraph from the article Nicks uses as evidence: In 2015, Ranzau and other commissioners voted to cut the federal Women, Infants and Children program grant…
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Sedgwick County Commission District 4

WichitaLiberty.TV: Sedgwick County Commission District 4

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Candidates and parties involved in the Republican party primary for Sedgwick County Commission District 4. Efforts were made to reach both candidates plus representatives of the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce PAC, as it is advertising in this contest. Only candidate Richard Ranzau agreed to appear. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 203, broadcast July 28, 2018.
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Hugh Nicks and the law enforcement training center

Hugh Nicks and the law enforcement training center

Sedgwick County Commission candidate Hugh Nicks again falsely criticizes his opponent for living up to the values Nicks himself proclaims. On July 23, 2018, Hugh Nicks wrote on his campaign's Facebook page: "Richard Ranzau has spent the last 8 YEARS saying 'NO' to our safety. Voting against support for law enforcement." An article from the Wichita Business Journal is then linked. [1. Nicks For County Commission Facebook page, July 23, 2018. Available at https://www.facebook.com/NicksForCountyCommission/photos/a.1633354576739927.1073741832.1591968844211834/2019318654810182/.] Nicks is a candidate for the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners, District 4. His opponent is the incumbent Richard Ranzau. The article the Nicks campaign uses…
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Hugh Nicks and the Sedgwick County fishing dock

Hugh Nicks and the Sedgwick County fishing dock

Sedgwick County Commission candidate Hugh Nicks criticizes his opponent for living up to the values Nicks himself proclaims. On July 13, 2018, Hugh Nicks wrote this on his campaign's Facebook page, referring to Richard Ranzau: "And even questioned the need for handicapped-accessible recreational options." [1. Nicks For County Commission Facebook page, July 13, 2018. Available at https://www.facebook.com/NicksForCountyCommission/photos/a.1633354576739927.1073741832.1591968844211834/2000527696689278/.] Nicks is a candidate for the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners, District 4. His opponent is the incumbent Richard Ranzau. The accusation is a bit vague, but it's pretty certain that Nicks is referring to an item from 2011 when commissioners were asked…
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Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce PAC mailing

Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce PAC mailing

In a campaign for Sedgwick County Commission, the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce PAC whips up a lie in order to criticize a candidate. In a postcard paid for by the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee, Richard Ranzau is criticized: "Ranzau also suggested that Wichita annex a large local job-creating aerospace employer to generate more tax revenue." This claim is based on a farcical interpretation of what the commissioner actually said. The postcard references as the source of the remarks, "Sedgwick County Commissioners Meeting Transcript, 4/18/18." If you look at this transcript, here's what Ranzau said: [1.…
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