RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State
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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, November 15, 2004

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

THORNBURGH ANNOUNCES SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR
JOHNSON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER POSITION

Topeka, KS – Today, Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh announced the search committee for the Johnson County election commissioner position.


Thornburgh appointed a five member search committee to handle the application and interview process. The committee members are: 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; Annabeth Surbaugh, chairman of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners; Carol H. Sader, former state representative; and Fred J. Logan, Jr., attorney and long-time community leader. 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, professionals and election administrators involved in the selection process,” stated Thornburgh. “I look forward to receiving the committee’s recommendation and anticipate having the position filled by late December.”


Persons interested in applying for the position should contact Mike Brassel with the Secretary of State’s office at (785) 291-3603 or visit www.kssos.org. Applications are due by Monday, November 29.


The secretary of state is responsible for appointing county election commissioners in Johnson County, Sedgwick County, Shawnee County and Wyandotte County. County election commissioners serve a four year term.


 
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