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Gov. Brownback Appoints Former Wichita Chamber Chair To State's Top Revenue Post

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Sam Williams will join the Department of Revenue later this month.

Gov. Sam Brownback has named Kansas' top revenue official to an economic advisory post and replaced him with a retired executive of a Wichita marketing and advertising agency.

Brownback announced on Monday that former state lawmaker Nick Jordan has been appointed to lead the governor's Economic Advisory Council with the Kansas Department of Commerce.  Jordan has been the state's revenue secretary since Brownback took office in 2011.

 

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Brownback has appointed former state lawmaker Nick Jordan to lead the governor's Economic Advisory Council with the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Succeeding Jordan will be Sam Williams, a former Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce chairman and board member, as well as a retired chief financial officer and managing partner at Sullivan Higdon and Sink. He ran for Wichita mayor in 2015 but lost to Jeff Longwell.

Williams will join the Department of Revenue on Dec. 12.

The secretary of revenue appointment will require confirmation by the Kansas Senate.

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Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

 
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