Brandon Whipple Net Worth, Family, Wife, Children, Career, Achievement (2022)

Brandon Whipple Net Worth

Brandon Whipple is us Mayor of Wichita  know all about Brandon Whipple Net Worth, Family, Wife, Children, Career, Achievement and More.

Quick Facts
Name Brandon Whipple
Category Mayor
Birthday July 13, 1982
Spouse Chelsea (Grady) Whipple
Education Wichita State University (BA, MA)
Franklin Pierce University (PhD)
Country / Nationality United States
State / Province Kansas
Party Democratic
Net Worth $ 1 to 5 Million

Brandon Whipple is an American politician and academic serving as Mayor of Wichita, Kansas. He previously served as a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives representing the 96th district, which included part of south Wichita and was the Ranking Minority member on the Higher Education Budget committee.

When the Kansas Legislature was not in session, Whipple served as an adjunct professor of American politics at Wichita State University, his alma mater. Whipple defeated incumbent Jeff Longwell in the 2019 Wichita mayoral election.

Brandon Whipple Family

Brandon Whipple Net Worth

Brandon Whipple Net Worth is $ 1 to 5 Million in 2022.

Brandon Whipple Wife, Children

Whipple is married to Chelsea Whipple, also a Wichita State University graduate. The two are members of the Episcopal Church. She directs programs for St. James Episcopal Church in Wichita and is the Treasurer of his mayoral campaign. The couple have three boys.

Brandon Whipple Wife

Brandon Whipple Career, Achievement

Subsequently, while serving in the Kansas Legislature, Whipple also served as an adjunct instructor for various Wichita-area colleges and universities, including Wichita State University, Southwestern College and some commercial colleges—particularly teaching political science, history and sociology.

Kansas House of Representatives

Whipple first ran for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010 against Phil Hermanson. Whipple lost, but shortly afterward the Sedgwick County Democratic Party elected him its vice chair. In 2012, he was elected the county party’s chair.

That same year, in a run for the Kansas House 96th District seat (in south Wichita), he was criticized by Tea Party Republican Craig Gable for not having children. Whipple defeated Republican Rick Lindsey. Whipple was re-elected to the seat in 2014, 2016 and 2018. in a district that voted for Donald Trump for president in 2016.

In 2016, Whipple was elected Agenda Chair for the Democrats in the Kansas House of Representatives—the #6 position in House Democratic party leadership. In 2018, Whipple co-founded the bipartisan Kansas Future Caucus, a group of under-45 Kansas legislators, to focus attention on issues of concern to young people.

Among his principal efforts in office was increased funding for education, particularly restoration of funding cuts made during the administration of Kansas governor Sam Brownback.

In the 2019 Kansas Legislature, Whipple was Ranking minority member on the Joint Committee on Information Technology, and the Higher Education Budget Committee. He was also assigned to the Committee on Elections and the Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight.

2019 Wichita Mayoral Race

Whipple ran in the 2019 election for mayor of Wichita. In the nonpartisan primary election, preliminary results put Whipple (with 5,729 votes; 25.9% of the total) second only to Republican Mayor Longwell (who had 7,136 votes; 32.3%). Candidate Lyndy Wells, also a Republican, had only 160 votes fewer in initial returns: 5,569 votes; 25.2%, so delayed acceptance of the result in hopes that a review of 1,000 yet-uncounted ballots (including 500 provisional ballots) might turn the election to his favor. The final count nearly doubled Whipple’s lead over Wells. advancing Whipple and Longwell to the ballot for the November 5 runoff election. Wells mounted a write-in campaign.

In October 2019, Whipple found himself the victim of an elaborate, multi-state, covert smear campaign in which Republican state Representative Michael Capps was implicated as a perpetrator. After Sedgwick County, Kansas Republican party chair Dalton Glasscock called for Capps to resign, Capps claimed that Glasscock had actually approved the production of the ad, which Glasscock denied. Money raised for the production of the video were alleged to have been laundered through a charitable non-profit organization directed by Capps to conceal the identities of the alleged perpetrators.

Newly created anonymous entities also attacked both Whipple and Wells weighed via several mailers. Although the sending organizations used different names, they were all linked through a postal permit held by a Kansas City bulk-mail service. The funding of the salacious video as well as the anonymous mailers will not be required to be reported, according to the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission.

It has ruled outside organizations must report their identities and spending only if they use specific key terms such as “vote for,” “elect,” “vote against” or “defeat”. The Democratic party was also criticized for publicly sending a mailer claiming that Longwell was being investigated by the District Attorney for “corruption”. In fact, he had just been advised to report contributions and gifts received from the contractor to which a half-billion-dollar contract had been awarded.

On election day, November 5, 2019, Longwell conceded the election to Whipple, who won with 46% of the ballots versus 36% for Longwell, with the balance cast for write-in candidates which remained to be counted. The results were certified on November 15, 2019.

Tenure

On October 16, 2020, Meredith Dowty, a 59-year-old local musician and retired firefighter, was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap and kill Whipple after he attempted to get his address from another city official. He was reportedly frustrated by the city’s mask ordinance and other mitigation measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, which prevented him from seeing his mother.

Whipple, who had been a target of local criticism for passing the ordinance, said he will increase security at his home in response to the alleged threat. Dowty could face a charge of criminal threat. ( Source Wikipedia and News Websites )

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