Wichita, KAN. -- Melody McCray-Miller will be challenging incumbent Richard Ranzau for the district four seat of the Sedgwick County Commission.
McCray-Miller, a democrat, is a business owner and former educator who served in the state legislature from 2005 to 2013. Before that she held the 4th district Sedgwick County Commission seat from 1995 to 1998.
McCray-Miller said she believes the County Commission can balance the budget without cutting services to those who need them. "I would be able to look for opportunities to possibly shift funding in a direction where we know that it would provide dividends for people and services that the county provides", said McCray Miller.
Ranzau, a fiscal conservative, was elected to the commission in November of 2010 to the fourth district that represents north Wichita, Maize, Valley Center and Park City. Ranzau said he'll be running on his record. "I think I've earned the reputation as a hard worker and someone who aggressively works to ensure that taxpayer money is spent wisely and efficiently", said Ranzau.
At this point no democratic challenger has filed to oppose McCray-Miller in the August primary. The general election is in November.