Gov. Mark Parkinson has named his chief of staff as the state's new lieutenant governor.
Parkinson announced the appointment of Troy Findley this afternoon.
Findley has been the governor's chief of staff for nearly seven
years, serving Kathleen Sebelius before Parkinson. Before that, the Lawrence native served in the Kansas House.
Parkinson was elevated from lieutenant governor to governor
April 28, when Sebelius resigned to become U.S. secretary of health
and human services.
Findley is scheduled to be sworn in at 11 a.m. Friday