TOPEKA – Gov. Mark Parkinson said farewell to his cabinet secretaries for administration, the state police, social services and corrections today.
Friday is the last day in their jobs for Duane Goossen of the Department of Administration, Don Jordan with Social and Rehabilitation Services, Col. Terry Maple with the Kansas Highway Patrol and Roger Werholtz with the Department of Corrections.
Parkinson, a Democrat, praised his outgoing secretaries in a written statement: "Duane, Don, Terry and Roger have served multiple governors and performed their duties admirably. They are all extraordinary individuals with a wealth of knowledge in their respective subject matters. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors."
Gov.-elect Sen. Sam Brownback, a Republican, is in the process of announcing his own cabinet picks. He is scheduled to reveal his choices for superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas adjutant general today.