2014 News Releases

Schmidt appoints new Chief Deputy Attorney General

Release Date: Aug 29, 2014

TOPEKA – (August 29, 2014) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has promoted Jeff Chanay to top assistant in the attorney general’s office.

 Schmidt has appointed Chanay to serve as chief deputy attorney general.  Chanay, of Topeka, replaces John Campbell, who served as chief deputy attorney general since January 10, 2011.  Campbell left the post for health reasons.

 “Jeff will continue to provide solid, professional leadership for the attorney general’s office,” Schmidt said.  “I’m grateful for John Campbell’s service, and I appreciate Jeff Chanay’s willingness to step into this new role.”

 Chanay previously served as deputy attorney general in charge of the civil litigation division. In his new role as chief deputy, Chanay will oversee the general operations of the attorney general’s office, including supervising the office’s attorneys.

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