Butler County Times Gazette
  • Badwey files for re-election to City Commission

  • Nick Badwey is seeking re-election to Position 3 with the El Dorado City Commission.
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  • Nick Badwey is seeking re-election to Position 3 with the El Dorado City Commission.
    Badwey is finishing his first term on the commission, being elected in 2009.
    “The main reason is I really want to see this water to Wichita deal through,” he said.
    The city has been looking into the possibility of selling excess water to the city of Wichita.
    “If we can make that happen, I think that would be a heck of an economic boost for the town,” he said. “I just want to make sure that doesn’t get pushed to the back burner.”
    Another issue important to Badwey is the wind turbine.
    He said although there has been some negative feedback on the turbine, he believes it was a good thing for the community. He knows the city staff is working on getting that repaired, but he wants to make sure that happens.
    “I want to make sure the library continues to be funded as much as we can,” he added. “That falls back on water to Wichita because that will be a huge revenue stream. That should be a number one priority for whoever is elected.”
    During his first term, some of the things Badwey is proud they accomplished includes the purchase of the golf course.
    “I was glad to see when the city purchased Prairie Trails because it ensures we will have golf in this community,” he said. “If we hadn’t, I am sure we would be without a golf course now.”
    He also was happy with the completion of the BG Products Veterans Sports Complex.
    Badwey has lived in El Dorado all of his life except six years he spent in Topeka. He works for Blackburn Construction.
    Badwey is married to Cindy and they have two daughters and three dogs.
    “I enjoy it,” Badwey said of serving on the Commission.

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