Wagle staffer is new executive director of Kansas Republican Party

TOPEKA — The Kansas Republican Party has hired a member of Senate President Susan Wagle’s staff as its new executive director.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Shannon Golden will handle the state GOP’s day-to-day operations. She had served as Wagle’s communications director after joining the Wichita Republican’s office in January 2018.

Golden is a New Jersey native and Boston University graduate who worked for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign in Indiana.

She replaces Jim Joice, who left after the 2018 election to become the spokesman for freshman U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins of northeast Kansas.

The Kansas Democratic Party also is searching for a new executive director after Ethan Corson announced in May that he plans to step down when his replacement is named.

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