Let’s restore trust to the mayor’s office.

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Just 3 steps to write in Lyndy

  1. Locate the section of the ballot labeled CITY OFFICES with Mayor listed below.
  2. Fill in the oval to the left of the line “Write-In.”

    • On a paper ballot: Color the oval in completely with a blue or black pen and on the line above “Write-In”, print “LYNDY WELLS.”
    • At an electronic voting booth: Tap the oval and a keyboard will pop up on the screen. Type “LYNDY WELLS.”
  3. Continue voting for any other races as instructed on the ballot or by an election official.
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Write in Lyndy Wells for Mayor November 5

  • Bob and Jane Knight endorse Lyndy Wells

    “Lyndy Wells is committed to his family and the Wichita community. He is honest, hard working and a man of integrity. He brings fiscal expertise with his banking background. He is a listener and a doer. We hope you will join us in voting for Lyndy Wells for Mayor.”Former Mayor Bob Knight and Jane Knight

  • Lavonta Williams endorses Lyndy Wells

    “I’ve known Lyndy for the past 10 years through the City Council, Medical Mission in the Park and financial literacy programs. I have seen his volunteer work on the boards of Via Christi Health, Prairie View, and other non-profits. His efforts have included advocating for Medicaid expansion, helping organize a free health clinic with dozens of medical providers three years in a row, and working to improve access to mental health screening and treatment. With Lyndy Wells as Mayor, we will have a leader who cares about the success and health of every Wichitan.”Lavonta Williams, Former City Council Member

  • Ron Holt endorses Lyndy Wells

    “I believe now is a critical time for new leadership in Wichita to move the city forward. Lyndy is a leader who will foster a culture of inclusion of all citizens.”Ron Holt, Former Sedgwick County Assistant Manager

  • Mary K. Vaughn endorses Lyndy Wells

    “I’m excited about Lyndy Wells’ candidacy for Wichita Mayor and believe he will bring a healthy balance to leadership in Wichita, caring as much about building and maintaining strong neighborhoods as for building and maintaining a diverse and healthy economy. Lyndy Wells will be a Mayor for all the people!”Mary K. Vaughn, Former Director of Housing & Community Services for the City of Wichita

  • Al Higdon endorses Lyndy Wells

    “Lyndy Wells is a rare and treasured candidate for Mayor of Wichita. He is an experienced and highly successful business executive, a civic leader with notable achievements in education and social service work, and a man devoted to helping bring the very best to our community and all its citizens.”Al Higdon

  • Janelle King endorses Lyndy Wells

    “I love Wichita and am proud of the recent successes and up-swell in pride. I think Lyndy Wells is the best candidate to capitalize on the momentum, and propel the trajectory with the greater community’s best interests in mind via strong leadership, vision, proven ability to listen, and desire for collaboration, to set the ground work for the next generation of leadership.”Janelle King

  • Suzie Ahlstrand endorses Lyndy Wells

    “Lyndy will be a great mayor. His sincere interests in the betterment of Wichita are his passions.
    His leadership style is open to collaboration. It’s time for a business leader to be in charge.”Suzie Ahlstrand

  • Dave Unruh endorses Lyndy Wells

    “Lyndy brings the experience and service mindset to lead Wichita through some tough decisions and move our community forward. As Wichita Mayor, he will bring a steady, transparent approach, focusing on the best interests of our community.”Dave Unruh, Former Sedgwick County Commissioner

  • Sheryl Wohlford endorses Lyndy Wells

    “I have worked alongside Lyndy on many initiatives to make our community better and have always appreciated his passion for Wichita, his inclusiveness and his respectful honesty.”Sheryl Wohlford

  • J.V. Lentell endorses Lyndy Wells

    “Lyndy’s background makes him uniquely qualified to serve as mayor of Wichita. His service to the community and his involvement on many successful projects gives him a firm foundation that can extend across the entire city. I am proud to endorse Lyndy Wells for mayor of Wichita.”J.V. Lentell

  • Benjamin Winters endorses Lyndy Wells

    “It is my great honor to endorse Lyndy Wells for Wichita Mayor. Lyndy is a man of impeccable integrity who has never shied away from a challenge. Lyndy is committed to preserving and expanding opportunity to all Wichitans. His commitment and, more importantly, his service to civic and social organizations throughout the community is exemplary, and I know Lyndy will bring that same commitment to service to the Mayor’s office.”Benjamin Winters

  • Todd Ramsey endorses Lyndy Wells

    “Wichita needs a leader who is more concerned with the city’s success than his or her legacy, and who is willing to work with people whether they agree with him or her or not. Lyndy Wells is that leader. Lyndy’s endorsements from diverse ages, backgrounds and ideologies points to his ability to connect with and listen to people, rather than just talk at them. Wichita needs to be a more inclusive city, and Lyndy will bring that culture to the mayor’s office.”Todd Ramsey

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Why I’m Running

Lyndy Wells’ June 3rd announcement on his candidacy for Wichita Mayor

I love Wichita and am proud of the progress of self-confidence and pride that has resulted from the work of many. I also believe we are at a critical time where we need to come together to make some tough decisions for the future of our community. My vision is a Wichita united around our shared desire to see each other and our community thrive – achieving the dreams of a city we are excited to pass on to our children.

It’s clear from the number of candidates seeking this office that change from the status quo is needed. I heard this message loudly in listening sessions over the last few months. Many have expressed a need for greater transparency from our city government and to bring the work of our tax dollars into the public view. I believe transparency is a fundamental expectation of any public servant, whether at the local, state or national level. It’s not a vision but a daily practice that citizens should expect from their elected officials. I pledge to uphold that value as Mayor.

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One of the most urgent issues we must address in Wichita is the increasing mental health and substance abuse needs. We’ve seen the heart-wrenching headlines, heard the challenges in our schools, and learned how our health providers struggle to meet increasing demands for care. Unfortunately, this affects every district in our city – every neighborhood, every school, our workplaces, and our friends and family members. It is affecting children and families in unimaginable and devastating ways, and much too often. 

 

A recent article in the newspaper about the growing mental health issue reinforced what I knew too well from my time working on the Ascension Via Christi Health Board and the board for Prairie View, a local mental health center. Sheriff Jeff Easter, District Attorney Marc Bennet, WPD Chief Gordon Ramsay and Superintendent Alicia Thompson, made it clear to me what is most important in leading our city. The Wichita Mayor should be standing with these bold leaders on this critical issue. We can’t keep thinking that someone else will bring us solutions. We need to protect our children, change the staggering suicide statistics, minimize the difficult situations our public safety responders must face, and leverage our investments for a long-term solution for Wichita. We can’t just continue to sit back and wait – these issues are costly in so many ways.

To be a city of choice for individuals and businesses, we need to create ways to move forward rather than sideways with jobs. I’ve been fortunate to be part of efforts to help attract businesses and invest in workforce training to meet industry needs. It’s critical for the City leadership to articulate a clear vision to compete for and sustain business sectors and a diverse workforce, and to create the environment to make that happen. It will take a long-term plan and commitment rather than considering short-term projects or deals.

Education is valued highly by most people with whom I have met. Our children represent our future and we must support our educators at all levels, from pre-kindergarten through their careers. Although not the direct responsibility of the City, a safe and secure environment for our schools and our children is essential. Education is at the root of all economic development efforts and is the foundation of a robust economy.

And finally, what I bring to City Hall as Mayor is to make it about service not politics. As non-partisan elected city officials, our constituents deserve to trust that their public servants will choose the best interest of the community over political ambitions or favors for a small few.

I’m not looking to be a career politician but to continue my community service to my city. I know many Wichitans are looking for a change, and I’m committed to being fair, inclusive and to lead in a way that will make more people want to make Wichita their home for years to come.

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