Ex-Department of Revenue employee to fill Kansas House seat

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The House of Representatives chamber of the Kansas Statehouse is pictured July 23, 2014 in Topeka.

TOPEKA — Democrats have picked a former Kansas Department of Revenue employee to fill a vacancy in the state House.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Democratic precinct committee members on Thursday chose Freda Warfield to replace Rep. Vic Miller of Topeka.

Democrats appointed Miller last month to the Topeka-area Senate seat held by Gov.-elect Laura Kelly. She, Miller and Warfield take their new offices Jan. 14.

The 58-year-old Warfield worked in state government for nearly three decades, much of it as a Department of Revenue administrative assistant.

She prevailed in a 20-4 vote over former Rep. Ben Scott. He filled a vacancy in the same seat in 2016 but lost to Miller in the Democratic primary that year.

Warfield will serve the two-year House term that Miller won this year.


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