David O’Dell’s 2020 bid for District 3 McPherson County Commissioner gained momentum recently as Tony Wedel agreed to join the campaign as Treasurer. The current Mayor of the City of Canton, Wedel brings a wealth of political and financial experience to the O’Dell campaign. Wedel works as a partner at AG360 Insurance with offices in Canton, Moundridge, Inman, and St. John. Founded in Moundridge in 1937, the company serves the diversified insurance needs of rural communities in central Kansas.
“It was an honor to be asked (by O’Dell to join the campaign) and I accepted without hesitation. When I heard that Dave was running for McPherson County Commission, I knew he would be a perfect candidate for the position. Dave is a conservative, common-sense thinker with years of experience running his own CPA firm. He is a professor passing his legacy on to future generations. He will make a positive impact and leave a legacy during his tenure as McPherson County Commissioner,” said Wedel, who, along with his wife, Erin, are longtime Kansas residents. Erin Wedel was born and raised in Canton and Wedel grew up in Wichita. The couple have one daughter, Izabella, 12 years.
In addition to his tenure as Mayor of Canton, Wedel serves as a captain of McPherson Rural Fire District #1 in Canton. He has served in the past as a member and president of the Canton City Council, and on the leadership of Countryside Covenant Church in McPherson. His professional designations include Certified Insurance Councilor (CIC) and Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS). A graduate of Wichita State with a business administration degree, Wedel has worked in the insurance business since 2009.
Wedel characterizes his relationship with O’Dell as both a fruitful professional relationship and a friendship that has spanned over a decade.
“I have known Dave for many years as both a friend and as a trusted advisor. We attend church and have been members of the same small group where I was able to get to know Dave on a personal level. He is someone I can count on as a friend and counselor who offers wisdom and advice. He will bring the same level of integrity to his position as our county commissioner,” said Wedel.