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Unified Government CEO Candidate Janice Witt

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Janice Witt has operated a food pantry and help center in Wyandotte County for many years.

In her second run for the position, Witt was not shy in her criticism of incumbent CEO/Mayor David Alvey.

Citing a failure to properly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Witt alleges that the incumbent mayor's policies do not reflect the needs of the community. Witt also echoed calls for reform of the Kansas City, KS police department and questions over its ability to investigate itself for wrongdoing. When asked about Roger Golubski and the police department's response, Witt said "anyone who has allowed a crime to happen needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

  • Janice Witt, mayoral candidate, Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS
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