By Chris Durden
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
2:23 PM PDT, September 5, 2012
(CHARLOTTE, North Carolina)
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer is among hundreds of elected officials attending this week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mayor Brewer spoke to Eyewitness News from the floor of the Time Warner Cable Arena early Tuesday evening. While he's looking forward to hearing from President Obama on Thursday, Mayor Brewer says he's talking and listening to mayors from around the country.
"They are saying the exact same thing. They want new jobs for their community. They want good quality jobs and they want a good quality of life."
This is Brewer's first national political convention. A spokeswoman say Mayor Brewer paid his own way to Charlotte, not the city.
There are 53 Kansas Delegates at this year's convention. In addition to Mayor Brewer, the other delegates include members of the Kansas legislature, state party leaders and ordinary citizens involved in Democratic politics.
Below is a complete list of convention delegates from Kansas:
1st Congressional District
Darrell Hamlin, Lawrence Blake Jr., Susan Fowler, Harriet E. Caplan, Ellen Neufeld
2nd Congressional District
Denise Cassells, State Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, Kesar Sharma Crawford, Carolyn Campbell, Elizabeth Herbert, Ben Cohen, Rex Gardner, Terry Crowder, Ty Dragoo
3rd Congressional District
Donald Low, Justin Hitt, Norman Kahn, Michael Sanders, Merlin Ring, Scott Mackey, Marilyn Hall, Kathy Cook, Beverly Ring, Rashanda Rhodes, Rep. Valdenia Winn, D-Kansas City, Mary Shulda
4th Congressional District
Brandon Whipple, John Carmichael, Chester Selmon, Pat Lehman, Katherine Davis, Cheryl Jackson
Grace Lancaster, Topeka; Cynthia Nelson, Lincoln; Jill Reed, Shawnee; Alyce Edwards, Kansas City; Sidwell Jones, Atchison; Glenda Reynolds, Whitewater; Rehan Reza, Topeka; Mark J. Greene, Shawnee; Robert Choromanski, Lenexa; Jim Oberbeck, Scammon; and Andrew Rickel, Manhattan
Party Leaders & Elected Official Delegates
Mayor Carl Brewer, Wichita; Sen. Anthony Hensley, Topeka; Rep. Paul Davis, Lawrence; Kansas Democratic Party state secretary Barbara Fowler, Emporia; and 2nd Congressional District Chairperson Kathryn Focke, Manhattan
Randy Roy, National Committeewoman; Larry Gates, National Committeeman; Joan Wagnon, Kansas Democratic Party chairperson; and Lee Kinch, Kansas Democratic Party vice chairperson