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Statehouse Live: Brownback’s chief of staff steps down, but will continue working on governor’s behalf

April 6, 2012

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— Gov. Sam Brownback's Chief of Staff David Kensinger is leaving that position, but will still be working on behalf of Brownback.

Brownback's office announced Friday that Kensinger will serve as chairman of Brownback's policy organization, called Road Map Solutions.

When Brownback campaigned for governor in 2010 he laid out an agenda that he called the Road Map for Kansas.

“In this role, I will be free to advocate in the public square for policies which will fulfill the goals described in Gov. Brownback’s Road Map for Kansas: private sector job growth, increased personal income, improved 4th grade reading scores, expanded opportunities for college age Kansans and a reduction in childhood poverty," Kensinger said.

The news release from the governor's office doesn't provide further detail on what Kensinger will be doing in this role or whether he will be working on campaigns during the Kansas Republican Party primary in August.

Of Kensinger, Brownback said, "We will miss him but are pleased he will continue to work with us as we work to make our great state even better."

Kensinger, who has worked with Brownback off and on since 1994, said being chief of staff "has been my most rewarding opportunity in public service."

In addition, Kensinger will also be joining U.S. Rep. Mike Pence's campaign for governor of Indiana. Pence is unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary in Indiana.

Brownback has promoted Policy Director Landon Fulmer to chief of staff and Operations Manager Jon Hummell to policy director.

Comments

autie 2 years, 8 months ago

Don't the rats jump from a burning ship?

Grump 2 years, 8 months ago

Caleb is still on board. When he does a belly-flop, we'll really know it's over.

jafs 2 years, 8 months ago

If it has been his "most rewarding opportunity in public service", why is he leaving?

kochmoney 2 years, 8 months ago

Because the pay is better in the private, unregulated money to do the PAC's bidding sector.

Phillbert 2 years, 8 months ago

Wow, only took 6 days for Brownback's denial to be shown to be untrue

3/31/12: "Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback today denied that his chief of staff, David Kensinger, is leaving his administration." http://20poundsofheadlines.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/brownback-denies-his-political-chief-is-leaving-to-run-kansas-senate-battle/

And a "public policy organization" usually equals "unregulated political front group that can hide the names of wealthy donors."

DrQuack 2 years, 8 months ago

The governor is a disgrace to the state is many instances. That he is a liar should not be unexpected.

Fred Mertz 2 years, 8 months ago

He is the man behind Brownback's failed policies.....think there is any connection with him leaving?

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