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Landon Fulmer, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief of staff, to resign

Landon Fulmer, left, Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief of staff, will resign next Monday to become vice president for state affairs at the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in Washington.
Landon Fulmer, left, Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief of staff, will resign next Monday to become vice president for state affairs at the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in Washington. File photo

Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief of staff is leaving to take a job with a group representing the nation’s automobile manufacturers.

Landon Fulmer will resign next Monday to become vice president for state affairs at the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in Washington.

Fulmer had been with Brownback since 2003, when the governor was serving in the U.S. Senate. Fulmer helped write a plan to revamp the state’s school-finance formula that was largely ignored by the Legislature in 2012.

“Landon has been an integral part of my team for many years, both in Kansas and Washington, D.C.,” Brownback said in a statement. “We will miss Landon and wish him well in this new endeavor.”

Jon Hummell, the governor’s policy director and former interim budget director, will replace Fulmer. Hummell will be the governor’s third chief of staff since he was elected.

Hummell will continue as policy director until a replacement is chosen.

Meanwhile, former Kansas Department of Administration official Chuck Knapp has been named chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer.

Knapp will double as deputy operations secretary and spokesman for the Department of Administration while working as Colyer’s chief of staff.

To reach Brad Cooper, call 816-234-7724 or send email to bcooper@kcstar.com.

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