Archive for Monday, September 19, 2011

25 years ago: Brownback receives first political appointment

September 19, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 19, 1986:

  • Sam Brownback, a 30-year-old Manhattan attorney, was introduced as the new state secretary of agriculture. He was to finish the term of Harland Priddle, who had resigned in June to run for lieutenant governor with Secretary of State Jack Brier. (Brier had failed to win the Republican nomination for governor in the August primary.) The 12-member Board of Agriculture had received 74 applications for the job, interviewing eight of them before selecting Brownback on a unanimous vote. Brownback's exact salary was still being negotiated, but Board members had decided that it was appropriate for him to start at a lower salary than his predecessor Priddle.
  • Harold Ohmart, who had just begun his 20th year of teaching math at West Junior High School, had been selected as a Kansas nominee for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching.


Keith 6 years, 8 months ago

"Sam Brownback, a 30-year-old Manhattan attorney, was introduced as the new state secretary of agriculture."

And ever since then, he's been a career politician complaining about the government.

moonflower 6 years, 8 months ago

TODAY in Great Moments in Nimrod HISTORY!

jayhawklawrence 6 years, 8 months ago

Seeing how political the state of Kansas is and how much the Republican Party seems to serve the interests of big business, I would like to see someone investigate farm policy and how it has helped or hurt small farmers and whether our state politicians have been acting in the interests of Kansans or the International Agribusiness.

After watching Congress and how they are motivated to gain political victories but fall short on solutions that help average Americans, I think it is far too idealistic to believe that they are acting in our best interests and we need to wake up and start investigating these people.

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