Schmidt, Kelly divided on child advocate office


Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt is signaling that he would replace the child advocate office with the one that Gov. Laura Kelly created through executive order.

Schmidt's campaign manager said last week that the attorney general would prefer to see the office created by statute rather than through the type of executive order Kelly issued in October.

"Attorney General Schmidt believes Kansas needs an effective Office of Child Advocate, and he has been and remains supportive of legislative efforts . . .


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