Kansas officials, including U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, front right, applaud as Gov. Sam Brownback enters the House chamber for his inauguration on Jan. 10, 2011.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and his wife, Mary Stauffer Brownback, enter the Kansas House chamber for his inauguration ceremony on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.
Members of the Air National Guard and Army National Guard prepare for Governor Sam Brownback's inauguration on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.
Cannons fire on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 in Topeka as the Kansas National Guard presents a 21-gun salute to new Governor Sam Brownback.
Republican Sam Brownback is sworn in as the state’s 46th governor by Chief Justice Lawton Nuss as Brownback’s wife, Mary, holds the Bible Monday at the Capitol in Topeka.
Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss, left, swears in Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, Lawrence, during ceremonies in the Kansas House chamber on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.
Former Kansas Governor Bill Graves applauds new Governor Sam Brownback in the Kansas House chamber on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.
Gov. Mark Parkinson's name was removed and Gov. Sam Brownback's name was placed on the door to the governor's office during the inauguration ceremony.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, attended Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's inauguration in the Kansas House chamber on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.