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
Tuesday, July 1, 2003

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

THORNBURGH REAPPOINTS RAHIJA
TO WYANDOTTE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION POST

Kansas City, KS - Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh today appointed Patricia Rahija to a third term as Wyandotte County election commissioner. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Wyandotte County election office at 9400 State Avenue. Rahija will serve a four-year term in office.

Patricia Rahija was first appointed by Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh on August 14, 1995 and reappointed on July 1, 1999.

"Commissioner Rahija 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 redesigned to comply with the requirements of the federal Help America Vote Act, we need Patricia's experience and administrative abilities to see that Wyandotte County and Kansas get through the next few years of change."
 
"Her work ethic and knowledge of the election process has proven to be very beneficial. Commissioner Rahija has demonstrated herself as a public servant who represents the finest of community leaders."

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