Commissioner Wayne Ledbetter

Commissioner District Two

Current Position: Board Member (Chair)

Current Term: Jan. 2017 - Jan 2021

Districts: Kaw, Kentucky, Rock Creek and West Fairview

Commissioner Meetings: Jefferson County Courthouse, Every Monday at 1:00 pm, Rm 101                                                      Oskaloosa, KS 66066

Phone: 785.220.1774


To be placed on the Commissioner's agenda call 785.403.0438

Personal Information

Commissioner Ledbetter was born and raised in Winchester Kansas and attended high school at Jefferson County North. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Emporia State University in 1977. Upon completion of his degree Wayne began his teaching and coaching career at Perry-Lecompton High School. Wayne and his wife Lynn have been married for 45 years. They have two sons, one daughter and two grandchildren.


  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Living a healthy lifestyle
  • Staying engaged with the community

Governing Philosophy

Government plays an important role in our society. This is especially true at the local city and county levels where it can have a significant impact. Government also requires a balancing act of being helpful but not overly invasive in our lives. It must provide the infrastructure needed to maintain and grow the county and at the same time be mindful of its expenditures. Improvements in infrastructure in terms of roads, emergency services, health, safety, informational and administrative needs of its citizens needs must continue. However government cannot perform these tasks at little or no cost. But at the same time it must be frugal in its application of these tasks. Always searching for efficiencies while still maintaining services for its people.

As a final note Government needs to be as transparent as possible. The citizens of Jefferson County need access to information needed to facilitate daily business such as land and vehicle transactions, taxing, road and parcel information along with numerous other county administrated information. However the people of this county also deserve the ability to observe the decision making process of its elected officials. It is this transparency which allows the citizens of the county to monitor and provide input to our elected officials. It is this input which helps our governing bodies shape the communities in Jefferson County.


  • Reduce the tax burden on our citizens.
  • Development of Commerce - Help existing business along with promoting new business.
  • Develop a long range plan for the county which accounts for the pressures of urban growth. 


  • Paving and enhancing safety for 62nd street west of K-4 hwy. $800,000 in state grant funding for $1.2 million project.
  • Transitioning Economic Development to Community Development. 

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