Topeka — The Kansas chapter of Americans for Prosperity is getting a new director.
He is Derrick Sontag, of Topeka, who is leaving a similar job with the National Federation of Independent Business. Sontag starts Monday at AFP.
He’ll replace Alan Cobb, who’s been promoted to national director of AFP’s state operations.
AFP has become well known in Kansas for opposing tax increases and seeking legal limits on the annual growth in government spending.
It’s also intervened regularly in legislative races in recent years to highlight candidates’ positions on taxes and spending.
The AFP state chapter, based in Topeka, recently merged with the Kansas Taxpayers Network, with headquarters in Wichita.