5th District - Jim Howell


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Jim Howell was elected to the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners in 2014 and began his first term as the Fifth District commissioner in January 2015.

Commissioner Howell has a bachelors of science degree in Organizational Management & Leadership from Friends University, a bachelors of science degree in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University College of Engineering and an associates of science degree in Avionics Systems Technology from the College of the Air Force.

Some of Commissioner Howell's priorities include government transparency and accountability. He believes government should include incentives to encourage employees and agencies to develop efficiency and effectiveness.

Prior to his election to the commission, Commissioner Howell served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2011 to 2014. He served in the U.S. Air Force.

Commissioner Howell is active in the community and serves as a Sunday School Teacher and is a long term Trustee of Calvary Baptist Church.

While service as a Kansas State Representative, Commissioner Howell was the Chair of the South-Central Legislative Delegation and member of the Government Efficiency Committee, House Education Committee, General Government Budget Committee, Federal & State Affairs Committee and Judiciary Committee.

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Second District Commissioner Tim Norton hosts Commissioner Howell on his "A Word in Edgewise" series as they discuss Howell's first days in office and goals for the future.