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First Cup: Women Who Run

Fri, Sep 25 · 10:00a 11:00a

Join W to hear from influential leaders in our community who are impacting our political landscape by running for elected office. We’ll be hearing from Commissioner Lacey Cruse, Sarah Lopez, and Renee Duxler as they give insight into the journey of running for elected office and share their personal stories and experiences.

Don’t miss out on this conversation. Register today.

About our speakers

Lacy Cruse:

Lacey Cruse is currently serving her first term as County Commissioner for the 4th District of Sedgwick County, which covers the north-central part of Kansas’ second largest county. Before entering politics, her professional career included work as an accomplished singer/songwriter and senior living management experience in marketing, advertising, branding, and consulting.

Sarah Lopez:

Sarah Lopez is currently running as a candidate for District 2 on the Sedgwick County Commission. Sarah was raised in Sedgwick County, graduating from Wichita Public Schools and Wichita Technical Institute. She is a regional healthcare technology administrator with Ascension. She began her fourteen year career upon graduation.

Renee Duxler:

Renee Duxler is the Director of Economic & Workforce Development with the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce. She has held many director roles with non-profits in a career that has spanned more than a decade. Renee ran for the District 1 seat on the Sedgwick County Commission in November 2018.


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