Meers out at state Democratic Party


Ben Meers has stepped aside as executive director of the state Democratic Party after a tumultuous term marked by accusations that he bullied employees and fostered a toxic work environment.

Meers, who had been with the party since 2019, will be replaced on an interim basis by Edgar Pando, who now serves as the party's vice chair.

“I want to thank Ben Meers for his years of service to Kansas and the KDP," Democratic Party Chair Vicki Hiatt said in a statement. 

"Under his . . .


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