(WICHITA, Kan.) — Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer received more than 3/4 of the votes cast in Tuesday's primary
Brewer received 76-percent of the votes. Darrell Leffew received the second most and nine-percent of the vote. Both advance advance to the April 5 General Election.
The candidates say the real work starts now. For the next five weeks, both Brewer and Leffew will work to get their messages out to voters.
Brewer says he wants another four years to finish out projects he's started. That includes the downtown development plan. He says under his leadership, the city has secured aviation jobs. While being the aviation capital of the world, he wants to spend more time diversifying the job market. He says his goal is for anyone who wants a job to be able to have one.
Leffew says his biggest challenge will be raising money to compete with Brewer. Leffew says his priority is getting back to basics. He says the city needs to stop giving tax incentives to certain groups and instead focus that money on things like roads and police officers. He says by only spending money on core services, the city could reduce tax rates and that would attract new businesses.