Daily Archives: Dec. 10, 2008

Kansas House selects committee chairs and vice-chairs.

TOPEKA — Several south-central lawmakers will lead House committees in the legislative session that begins Jan. 12. The Republican House leadership announced the chairs and vice-chairs Wednesday. Wichita Rep . Jason Watkins will be vice-chair of the Appropriations Committee, which handles budget issues. He will also head the General Government Budget Committee; Arkansas City Rep. Kasha Kelley will be vice-chair. Read More »

Kansas Democrats announce a new executive director

TOPEKA – Kansas Democratic Party Executive Director Mike Gaughan is leaving to work in the governor’s office and the party’s technology director, Kenny Johnston, is assuming his spot, the party announced Wednesday.

Johnston began working with the party in February 2007 after working on two of Rep. Dennis Moore’s congressional campaigns in the 3rd District.

Democratic Party Chair Larry Gates praised Gaughan’s three-and-a-half years of work with the party. Read More »