TOPEKA – Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson said he would remain in his current position until the governor is confirmed as the Health and Human Services Secretary.
“In the interim, I will continue to be focused on the budget and other issues facing our Great State,” Parkinson said in a written statement. “We know that Kansans are facing the most challenging economy in our lifetimes. Our commitment is to continue to do everything we can to move our state forward.”
President Barack Obama announced Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, as his nominee for country’s top health slot early Monday afternoon following weeks of speculation.