Brandon Whipple was elected mayor of Wichita in 2019. He previously served in the Kansas House of Representatives since 2013, representing the south side of Wichita. Prior to serving in the legislature, Brandon served in multiple positions within the local Democratic Party and has taught at the college level since 2008. He currently teaches both Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
As the first person in his family to graduate college, Brandon believes that a robust education system is crucial to building a strong workforce in Kansas. Brandon has advocated for legislation that increases opportunity and job growth for all Kansans and has worked with the South Wichita Business Association to lower property taxes for local businesses.