Archive for Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Statehouse Live: State offices in Topeka closed; Navinsky, who replaced legislator summoned to Iraq, steps down

January 6, 2010, 8:44 a.m. Updated January 6, 2010, 3:19 p.m.


— Gov. Mark Parkinson shut down state offices in Shawnee County at 3 p.m. due to inclement weather. State office hours in Shawnee County will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

8:44 a.m.

State Rep. Don Navinsky, D-Easton, has resigned.

Navinsky was selected in 2009 to represent the 40th House District after Melanie Meier, D-Leavenworth, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves, was called up to active duty in Iraq.

Meier has returned from Iraq and is expected to seek back her position in the Legislature.

When Navinsky replaced Meier he said he would leave once she returned. His resignation is effective Jan. 19.

The 40th District Democratic precinct committee officials will select a successor.

The 2010 legislative session starts Monday.


Tom McCune 8 years, 2 months ago

Since when does a committee of one political party get to select a public official in Kansas?

Bob Burton 8 years, 2 months ago

Newell_Post, When the person representing the district resigns from ollice, the committee men & women of that district & party selects a replacement from the same party..

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