Kansas Democrats today are remembering former party Chairman Lee Kinch, who passed away early Tuesday morning.
Kinch, a Derby attorney who led Kansas Democrats to new electoral successes, served as party chairman from 2015 to 2017.
He became chairman in 2015 after Larry Meeker resigned when he angered party loyalists and other leaders with discussions of rebranding the party.
"To know Lee Kinch was to love Lee Kinch," tweeted Dakota Loomis, former communications director for the Kansas Democratic Party.
"The man was the epitome of decency and kindness; the type of person we should all aspire to be more like . . .