Democrat Gwen Welshimer conceded to Jim Skelton and said that she plans to move to Orange County in the Los Angeles area.
"I congratulate him and wish him well throughout his term," she said. "I also want to thank everyone who worked for me, not only through this campaign but throughout 21 years of public service."
Welshimer will live closer to her son, Don Blake, who is vice president of operations for Hitachi.
"He's got plans for me," she said. "But otherwise I plan on enjoying retirement and taking a break from all the issues I've been fighting the last few years."
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Skelton supporters declared victory with 26 of 42 precincts reporting. Skelton, a Republican, is leading with 69 percent to Welshimer's 31 percent in District 5 Sedgwick County Commission race.
Skelton is giving a victory speech right now.
"I'm proud to have this job. We have a lot of work ahead of us," he said about 9:06 p.m.
"The thing I've heard on the street is 'We don't know who our commissioner is. We've never seen her.' Well, I'm an expert on that,"he said.
With 43 of 55 precincts, incumbent District 1 commissioner Dave Unruh, a Republican, is leading over Democrat Betty Arnold with 70 percent to her 28 percent.
Republican Richard Ranzau is leading the District 4 race with 34 of 48 precincts reporting. Reports show Ranzau at 57 percent and Oletha Faust-Goudeau at 43 percent.
The District 5 race has been hotly contested, with Wichita City Council member Skelton touting his ability to work with anyone and commissioner Welshimer focusing on her votes to cut taxes.
In the District 4 county race, Faust-Goudeau, a state senator, and Ranzau both have focused on the economy. They seek to replace Kelly Parks, who did not run for re-election.
In the District 1 race, Unruh has cited the work of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council toward reducing overcrowding at the jail, while Wichita school board member Arnold said the county has talked about the problem for a long time and would benefit from her strength looking at efficiencies and inefficiencies.