Sos Staff

August 2014

Kris Kobach was sworn in as secretary of state on January 10, 2011. He made an important decision to retain all staff then working in the office, recognizing their commitment, competence and creativity. Many of them possess valuable institutional knowledge gained through decades of service for prior secretaries of state. The contributions of our staff have been essential to maintaining the office's reputation as being "the least complicated, most accessible agency in state government" according to Secretary Kobach.

Longevity of Our Staff

As of August 2014, our staff had more than 513 years of experience and history in this office. Of our 50 employees, half have worked for several administrations.

  • Two first worked for Secretary of State Elwill Shanahan, one starting in 1972 and the other in 1976.
  • Five first worked for Secretary of State Jack Brier, one of whom started in 1980.
  • Six first worked for Secretary of State Bill Graves, four of whom started in 1987.
  • Twelve first worked for Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh, three of whom started in 1997.

Key Staff Profiles

Nancy Reddy

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  • Legal Publications Division - Kansas Register Director
  • Hired as a student part-time in June 1976 by Secretary of State Elwill Shanahan
  • Hired full-time in June 1982 by Secretary of State Jack Brier

Barb Dominguez

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  • Legal Publications Division - Administrative Regulations and Session Laws Director
  • Hired May 1981 by Secretary of State Jack Brier

Kathy Sachs

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  • Business Services Division - Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
  • Hired November 1985 by Secretary of State Jack Brier

Nancy Bryant

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  • Administration Division - Chief of Staff / Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
  • Hired May 1987 by Secretary of State Bill Graves

Brad Bryant

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  • Elections and Legislative Matters Division - Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
  • Hired May 1987 by Secretary of State Bill Graves