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  • 3rd District Commissioner Karl Peterjohn

    Karl Peterjohn
    3rd District

    525 N. Main Suite 320
    Wichita, KS 67203
    p. 316.660.9300
    f. 316.383.8275

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Commissioner Peterjohn was elected to the Sedgwick County Commission in 2008. Peterjohn was elected to chair the county commission in 2010. In that position, he presided over the commission’s weekly meetings. He has served on the Greater Wichita Economic Development Commission, the K-96 Corridor economic development group, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Sedgwick County Zoo board, and the WATC/NCAT boards.  Currently Peterjohn is serving on the Lake Afton Observatory board. 

Prior to his election on the commission, Peterjohn also served on the Wichita Library Board. In that capacity he was elected to annual terms as the treasurer, secretary, and appointed to chair the finance commission during his eight years on the library board. 

Peterjohn has a bachelor's and master's degree from Ohio University. He graduated with honors in economics and government for his bachelors of arts degree. His masters degree was also in economics.

In the 1970s, Peterjohn worked in the California Department of Finance as a budget analyst under then Governor Ronald Reagan. He later received international business experience in the computer industry. Before joining the commission Peterjohn had been a leading advocate for taxpayers at the Kansas statehouse with the Kansas Taxpayers Network for 16 years. Peterjohn is a supporter of voter empowerment by requiring voter approval of taxes, protecting citizens from eminent domain abuse, and backs term limits. 

He is a strong advocate for adoption.

Peterjohn lives in west Wichita with his wife and two children. In his recreational time he enjoys a variety of sports, reading, and gardening. In 1987 Peterjohn was honored and delighted to represent Kansas as an age group representative in the United State Triathlon Series National Championship. Peterjohn is even more delighted that he did not finish last in this event. He has also completed the Wichita Marathon.

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