Governor Sam Brownback is nominating a former Kansas Senate majority leader for a seat on the Kansas Corporation Commission.
Brownback has chosen Republican Senator Jay Emler, from Lindsborg, to take the position being vacated by KCC Chairman Mark Sievers.
Brownback says Emler will be a good fit for the commission, which regulates industries including utilities and oil drilling.
“Level headed, thoughtful. I’ve worked with him a lot on building the budgets that I have. And he’s just got a degree of experience and commitment to this state that I think will be good and serve us well at the KCC,” Brownback says.
If confirmed by the Senate, Emler will resign his Senate seat and begin a four-year term on the KCC.
Sievers is stepping down before his term expires.