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Brownback taps Stegall to be his chief counsel

County Attorney Caleb Stegall will serve his last day for Jefferson County on Jan. 10.

On Monday Gov. Elect Sam Brownback announced that Stegall has been appointed to chief counsel for the governor.

“Caleb will bring strong legal experience to the governor’s office,” Brownback said in a statement. “I am pleased he has agreed to join our team.”

Stegall is completing his second year as county attorney after winning the 2008 Republican primary. He was unopposed in the general election.

Stegall is a life-long resident of Douglas and Jefferson Counties and other northeast Kansas counties. He currently resides in Sarcoxie Township.

Stegall is a 1999 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law and he has served on the Kansas Law Review. In addition to serving as a clerk for the Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, Stegall also practiced civil litigation and government relations at Foulston Siefkin before opening The Stegall Law Firm in 2005.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the people of Jefferson County,” Stegall said in a statement. “I look forward to serving all Kansans as the new administration confronts the challenges facing our state.

The Jefferson County Republican Central Committee will have to find a replacement for Stegall. The committee is already busy looking for a candidate to replace Rep. Lee Tafanelli, who also took a position in Brownback’s Administration.

The committee may also have a third seat to replace as Third District Commissioner Richard Malm announced last week that he is interested in Tafanelli’s seat in the Statehouse.

More on the process in next week’s edition.

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