Wichita, KS - The Wichita Regional Chamber Political Action Committee (WRC PAC) voted to endorse Brandon Johnson (District I) and Cindy Claycomb (District VI) for reelection as Wichita City Council Members. The general election takes place on November 2, 2021.
Chamber PAC Chairman Jason Cox (President of Cox Machine, Inc.) said, “The Wichita business community is directly impacted by policies made at the local level, so it is important to elect candidates who govern with growth in mind. That is why the Wichita Regional Chamber PAC is pleased to endorse Brandon Johnson and Cindy Claycomb for reelection to represent their respective Wichita City Council districts. “More than 85% of the Wichita Chamber’s members are small businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Vice Mayor Johnson and Council Member Claycomb are both native Wichitans who have governed with these job creators and entrepreneurs in mind. They have also led efforts to attract and retain talent and enhance quality of place in Wichita. We believe reelecting Brandon Johnson for District I and Cindy Claycomb for District VI will ensure positive momentum for our community and help drive prosperity for our region.”
IAFF Local 135, Wichita Firefighters Political Action Committee
Local 135’s top priority is keeping the men and women of the Wichita Fire Department safe and able to provide for their families. For that reason, we have made the decision to renew our involvement in the electoral process. We are supporting candidates for office who have earned our trust that they will make public safety and our Firefighters a top priority in their terms.
This year, we focused on three races. We decided to publish our survey and all the candidates' answers (where available). Our endorsements and those survey answers are below:
Wichita City Council: District 1
Political Action Committee
Here’s Equality Kansas PAC’s endorsements for the 2021 local elections on November 2. When making endorsements, we consider a number of factors in weighing our decisions. In order of importance, we consider:
Voting record as a public official, and whether the candidate is a “friendly incumbent” running for reelection to their current office, who has voted for policies that are important to our mission. Issues evaluated are primarily non-discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, school bullying prevention inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity, and relationship recognition.
Incumbent or former office holders who are running for a new office are evaluated on their historic voting record.
Membership in Equality Kansas, or whether a candidate is openly LGBTQ;
Responses to policy questionnaires sent to all candidates immediately after the June filing deadline;
Public statements regarding LGBTQ equality issues.