New Kan. AG picks transition chief

Jessica M. Karmasek Nov. 15, 2010, 2:00pm


TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - Kansas Attorney General-elect Derek Schmidt announced late last week that a former senior deputy attorney general will lead his transition team.

The Republican Schmidt has chosen John Campbell, who served as the Kansas' deputy AG from 1995 to 2003 under then-Attorney General Carla Stovall.

Campbell also has served as head of litigation for Stovall's predecessor, Bob Stephan.

Since 2003, Campbell has been general counsel for the state's Insurance Department, and also an adjunct law professor at Washburn University in Topeka.

Schmidt, who is the leader of the Republican majority in the Kansas Senate, defeated incumbent Attorney General Steve Six in the Nov. 2 election. Schmidt takes office Jan. 10.

"John Campbell's experience will be invaluable during this transition," Schmidt said in a statement Friday. "He brings strong professional credentials to our transition effort and will help ensure a seamless transition."

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