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Park City Mayor Named As Replacement for Rep. Greg Lakin

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Park City Mayor Emil Bergquist was selected Saturday to replace Greg Lakin in the Kansas House of Representatives.

Lakin, a Republican, recently was appointed chief medical officer for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment by Gov. Sam Brownback. Lakin, a doctor, guides treatment at a substance abuse rehabilitation center in Wichita.

Bergquist will now represent House District 91, which includes northwest Wichita and parts of Kechi, Maize, Park City and Valley Center.

Bergquist has served as a Park City city councilman and mayor for 16 years. He was selected by Republican precinct committeemen and committeewomen in a meeting at Park City City Hall.

He is expected to be sworn in next week in Topeka and will serve the remainder of the term. The seat will be up for election in November.