A New Day.

A New Way.

Michael O'Donnell for Sedgwick

County Commission

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A New Day

We are blessed to live in Sedgwick County! From our neighborhood churches and schools to our incredible companies that literally change the world, there is no better place to live and raise a family. However, we can and must do better. We need leadership willing to listen and work with our partners in the community to bring more jobs to our region. We need leaders dedicated to keeping our taxes low and our quality of life high. I have the experience and the proven track record to make that happen. With your help we will make Sedgwick County a leader in the 21st century.

My Story

Michael O'Donnell is a 4th generation resident of Wichita. Michael and his family have been dedicated to our community for over 50 years attending schools and Grace Baptist Church where his father has been the Senior Pastor since 1984.

 

Michael was elected to the Wichita City Council in April 2011 and now serves as a Kansas State Senator since 2013. He continues to be a voice of fiscal responsibility for all Wichitans.

 

Michael is a graduate of Friends University with a degree in political science and currently serves as the Chairman of Sedgwick County Young Republicans.

Michael O'Donnell and Bob Dole

Issues

Property Taxes

While Commissioner Tim Norton has voted to raise property taxes, and just last year was the deciding vote to stop a property tax decrease, property taxes continue to burden homeowners in Sedgwick County.

 

Seniors in our county are being taxed out of their homes and young families are not able to purchase homes - in part because of high property taxes. I promise to oppose any increase on property taxes while commissioner.

Public Safety

There is no greater responsibility of a county government than maintaining a safe and secure community.

 

Whether it is the Sheriff's Department, the Fire Department, or EMS I will always work with and support the men and women who put their lives on the line for us every single day.

Public Health

The Sedgwick County Health Department is a vital and necessary agency for our community.

 

I will work with our community health partners to create an environment where they are able to perform their duties with minimal interference. We can achieve this goal by working with the state and non-profit agencies committed to good health in our area.

 

Infrastructure

Maintaining our roads in bridges is a top priority for the county and should be a tremendous focus for the commission.

 

I will work with all of our cities to make sure we are continuing to provide great county roads.

 

Stop Wasteful Spending

From my days on the Wichita City Council to the Kansas Senate, I have been dedicated to stopping government waste.

 

I have been able to stop no-bid contracts in Wichita to cleaning up agencies like KDHE to save the Kansas taxpayers over $200 million a year. I plan to bring that same fiscal responsibility to Sedgwick County.

 

Job Creation

After public safety, I have no greater goal than creating a positive business climate so businesses can thrive in our county.

 

Our region has suffered tremendous job losses over the last 7 years and we must find a solution. I believe that government cannot create

jobs, however, government can work with businesses to make sure they have the tools and resources necessary to move here or expand. I'm excited about the ability to be a part of the solution in Sedgwick County.

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In the News

As a leader, I believe that it's just as much about what you "do" as it is what you "say". Here are the issues I refused to let go unattended and influenced to take care of the people I represent.

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Paid for by Michael O'Donnell for Sedgwick County, Linda Kizzire, Treasurer.