TOPEKA – (July 26, 2012) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced the appointment of Andy Taylor of Independence to the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. Taylor is the editor of the Montgomery County Chronicle.
“Andy is a respected voice in Southeast Kansas,” Schmidt said. “He will be an outstanding addition to the Ethics Commission. I am grateful for his willingness to serve.”
Taylor grew up in Caney and is a fifth-generation newspaper editor. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism. He and his wife Amy have one daughter, Lillie. Taylor was appointed to fill the remainder of a 2-year term on the Commission.
The Ethics Commission is a nine-member board that administers, interprets and enforces Kansas governmental ethics laws, including campaign finance, lobbying and financial disclosure. The attorney general appoints one of the nine members.