The questionable hiring and abrupt resignation of former state Rep. Phil Hermanson as KanCare inspector general brought to mind other doomed Brownback administration appointments, including of a chief information technology officer with a diploma-mill degree and of former Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Rob Siedlecki (in photo). An aggressive socially conservative reformer who clashed with lawmakers, Siedlecki lasted only about a year before returning to Florida. Last month he filed for the Florida House, running against a one-term Democrat and promising “to use my experience to improve the health and well-being of our children and families, strengthen our economy, improve education, and make Saint Lucie County the best place to live, work, and play at every age.”
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