RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State

STATE OF KANSAS
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-4564
www.kssos.org


NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Monday, January 07, 2002

Contact Information
Jesse Borjon, Communications Director
Office of the Secretary of State
(785) 296-4580
jesseb@kssos.org

ELIZABETH ENSLEY REAPPOINTED
SHAWNEE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER

Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh today appointed Elizabeth Ensley for a third term as Shawnee County election commissioner. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Secretary of State’s office. Ensley will serve a four-year term in office.


Elizabeth Ensley has served for 10 years as election commissioner. She was first appointed by former Secretary of State Bill Graves on January 13, 1992. Ensley filled the remainder of the unexpired four-year term of her predecessor, Jo Anna Mitchell, who retired. Ensley was reappointed by Secretary Graves to a full term on January 5, 1994 and then again by Secretary Thornburgh on January 5, 1998.


In addition to community involvement on election issues, Ensley is involved with election issues on the national level. Ensley is an active member of the Election Center.


“Elizabeth is well respected in the community for her leadership in the election process,” stated Thornburgh. “At a time when our country’s election process is being scrutinized, I have absolute confidence in Elizabeth Ensley and her ability to administer fair and accurate elections in Shawnee County.”


“Her work ethic and knowledge in the election process is superior. Elizabeth is a dedicated public servant who represents the finest of community leaders.”

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