Meet your Pottawatomie County Commission candidate (round 2): Pat Weixelman


Pat Weixelman. (Photo courtesy of

Pat Weixelman, a Pottawatomie County commissioner who has represented District 2 for about 12 years, will face Nancy McCarter, the current Pottawatomie County clerk, in this year’s election.

KMAN spoke with Weixelman about his motivation for running for reelection and his stances on various county issues.

This conversation can be found below.

What is your background and motivation for running once again for the Pottawatomie County Commission?

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What are some of the county needs you hope to address if reelected?

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What are your thoughts on the county’s budget and overall response to the coronavirus pandemic?

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What are some projects you have accomplished during your time on the commission that you are proud of?

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How do you anticipate addressing workforce needs in the future, particularly in the context of the ongoing pandemic?

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Kansas State University is located in Riley County, but it does employ several Pottawatomie County residents. Do you anticipate the furloughs that have occurred at K-State over the past few months impacting workforce needs in Pottawatomie County?

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What are your thoughts on the current state of property and sales taxes in Pottawatomie County?

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Do you have any additional comments?

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