Governor announces new KCC nominee


(Developing: Will be updated)

Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday announced that she's nominating an Overland Park utilities lawyer to the Kansas Corporation Commission.

Kelly is naming Andrew French to the three-member panel that regulates energy infrastructure, oil and gas production, as well as commercial trucking. His nomination must be confirmed by the Senate.

French now works at Smithyman & Zakoura in Overland Park. He would replace Shari Feist Albrecht, who was appointed to the KCC by former Gov. Sam Brownback in 2012.

French represented a coalition of industrial consumers in a complex and heavily litigated
proceedings regarding the . . .


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