Lyndy Wells begins write in campaign for Wichita mayor

October 17, 2019 - 10:47 pm

Former candidate Lyndy Wells on Thursday announced he is restarting his campaign for Wichita mayor.

“With my community service and my 43 year career in banking and financial services. I’ve had leadership roles that I think can be loaned to the city for the next 4 years. So, I’m going to embark on an effort to conduct a write-in campaign for the office of mayor of Wichita,” said Wells.

Incumbent Mayor Jeff Longwell and challenger Brandon Whipple won the Primary Election in August. Wells came in third, less than 300 votes behind Whipple.

Initially, Wells said he accepted the primary results and even recycled all his campaign signs. Wells says that changed after a recent news article questioned the transparency and ethics in Wichita’s leadership.

Mayor Longwell responded to his remarks by calling Well’s assessment unfair.

Brandon Whipple says the added competition is just a ploy from so called dark money groups, “What they want to do is to try and throw a wrench into our plan on changing that status quo.”

The general election is November 5. Early in-person voting starts Monday October 21 at the election office in the Sedgwick County Courthouse.


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