Sedgwick County will not fight firing of election commissioner


Sedgwick County commissioners have decided not to challenge the firing of Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman after Secretary of State Scott Schwab promised the county a role in choosing her successor.

Lehman lost her job for violating a policy by remotely accessing the state’s voter registration database when working from home as she underwent cancer treatments.

Commissioners complimented Lehman for conducting a nearly flawless election, but opted not to propose legislation to scale back Schwab’s authority to pick the top election official in the state’s four most populous counties.