| RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State
STATE OF KANSAS
|Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 6, 2003
Jesse Borjon, Communications Director
Office of the Secretary of State
THORNBURGH THANKS SEDGWICK COUNTY ELECTION
COMMISSIONER MARILYN CHAPMAN FOR 22 YEARS OF SERVICE
Topeka, KS - Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh today thanked Marilyn
Chapman for 22 years of service as the Sedgwick County election commissioner.
Chapman announced that she will retire from the post as of October 31, 2003.
Chapman was first appointed by Secretary of State Jack Brier on July 20, 1981.
During her tenure she has worked for three secretaries of state.
This is a tremendous loss for our elections community, stated
Thornburgh. Marilyn has been a leader in the elections field both locally
and on the national level. She led Sedgwick County in being the first county
in Kansas to introduce mail ballot elections. At the national level she has
been a long-time member of the Elections Center in which she served on various
committees and spoke in seminars on election issues. Marilyn has been a true
friend and colleague over my term in office and she will be greatly missed.
A five member committee will be appointed by Secretary Thornburgh to fill
the vacancy. The commission will review applications and make a recommendation
to the secretary of state. Thornburgh hopes to have the position filled by November