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Chanay Named Deputy Chief Attorney General

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has named Jeff Chanay as his deputy chief attorney general.

Chanay previously led the office's civil litigation division. He joined the attorney general's staff when Schmidt took office in January 2011. He'd previously had a private law practice in Topeka for 24 years.

As chief deputy, Chanay will replace John Campbell, who'd been with Schmidt from the beginning of his tenure but who stepped down for health reasons recently.

Campbell began working in the attorney general's office in 1981, rising to chief deputy in 1995, under Republican Carla Stovall.

He worked as the Insurance Department's chief counsel for eight years, starting in 2003, before returning to the attorney general's office in 2011.