Sedgwick County Republican precinct committee members selected Linda Kizzire Thursday night to serve the next two years as county treasurer.
Kizzire will fill the unexpired term of Ron Estes, who was elected state treasurer in the Nov. 2 election.
Kizzire is a longtime fixture at the county courthouse, having served as Estes’ chief assistant for five years, and before that as assistant to county Register of Deeds Bill Meek for seven.
She began working for the county in 1990 and also held positions in the public works and county clerk’s offices.
Kizzire, her voice breaking with emotion, thanked the 194 GOP committee members who picked her to succeed her boss.
“I am so moved that you have placed your confidence in me,” she said. “Together we are the glue that holds the Republican Party together.”