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, September 9, 2003

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

THORNBURGH ANNOUNCES SEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBERS
FOR SEDGWICK COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER POSITION

Topeka, Kansas – Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh today announced the search committee members for the Sedgwick county election commissioner position.

Thornburgh has appointed a five member search committee to handle the application and interview process. The committee members are as follows: Nancy Bryant, chief of staff to the secretary of state; Brad Bryant, deputy assistant secretary of state for the Division of Elections and Legislative Matters; Tom Winters, Sedgwick county commissioner; Andrew Bias, president/CEO of Mennonite Housing; and John Rolfe, president/CEO of the Greater Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau. The committee will complete the interview process and make a recommendation of three candidates to the secretary of state.

“It is important to have a combination of community leaders, election administrators, and professionals involved in the selection process,” stated Thornburgh. “I anticipate having the position filled by early November. This will allow the new person time to adjust and gear up for the November 2004 presidential election.”

Persons interested in applying for the position should contact Mike Brassel with the Secretary of State’s office at (785) 291-3603 or visit the Website at www.kssos.org. Applications are due by Tuesday, September 16.

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