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Parkinson getting new chief speech writer

February 5, 2010


— Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson will be getting a chief spokesman at the end of next week.

Parkinson announced Friday that Communications Director Beth Martino is leaving to take a job with the federal Food and Drug Administration in the Washington area. Martino will become associate commissioner for external affairs.

Replacing Martino will be Seth Bundy, who has been deputy communications director. He's worked for the governor's office since November 2006.

Martino has been the governor's communications director since January 2009. Her husband, Steve, is executive director of the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, and a commission spokesman said he will stay in that job.


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