Recall Petition Launched Against Segwick Co. Commissioner

(AP) – A group of Sedgwick County residents have filed a request to recall a county commissioner over his proposal to restrict people who are in the U.S. illegally from participating in a federal nutrition program.

The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports that the request was made Tuesday to recall County Commission Chairman Richard Ranzau. Organizers of the recall said in a news release that Ranzau has failed to fulfill his legal obligation to contract for the protection of public health in the county.

Ranzau says he stands by his proposal regarding who can receive benefits from the Women, Infants and Children nutritional program. He asked the state to change its eligibility requirements.

District Attorney Marc Bennett’s office has five days to decide whether petitioners have legal grounds for a recall.

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