UPDATED: Person of color urged for lieutenant governor


(Updated to reflect interview with Shepard)

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is facing a call from within her own party to pick a person of color to be lieutenant governor.

Sedgwick County Democratic Party Chairman Joseph Shepard on late Friday posted a letter on social media that he wrote to the governor urging her to choose a person of color to replace Lynn Rogers.

The governor named Rogers, the outgoing lieutenant governor, as state treasurer to fill the office that Republican Jake LaTurner is leaving after he was elected to Congress . . .


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