Jan 13, 2020 3:57 PM

Schremmer approved as next Barton County Commission Chair

Posted Jan 13, 2020 3:57 PM
Kenny Schremmer was approved as the Barton County Commission Chair for 2020 at the Jan. 13 meeting. Jennifer Schartz will serve as Chairwoman Pro tem.
Kenny Schremmer was approved as the Barton County Commission Chair for 2020 at the Jan. 13 meeting. Jennifer Schartz will serve as Chairwoman Pro tem.

By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post

2020 will see a change in the person handling the gavel and reading through Barton County Commission meeting agendas.

Kenny Schremmer was nominated and approved as the next Commission Chair after Jennifer Schartz handled the role for the majority of last year. Schremmer will serve as Chairman for the first time since 2015.

"I thank everybody over the years that we have been here, and we are hoping we can make this a good year for everybody," said Schremmer.

Serving as the Chairwoman Pro tem in 2019, Schartz took over the lead spot after Alicia Straub resigned her spot on the Commission when she was named to the Kansas House of Representatives last spring.

Schremmer was reelected to the Commission’s 1st District seat in the 2018 General Election.

"This is such a nice group of people," said Schremmer. "We have a good group that want to work together and that is the best time to be involved."

There is expected to be a new look to the Commission following this year, as both Don Davis and Homer Kruckenberg have commented they do not plan on running for reelection.

Schartz was nominated and approved to be the Chairwoman Pro tem this year.

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Former Senator Bob Dole endorses Rep. Marshall for Kansas Senate

Senator Dole and Rep. Roger Marshall photo courtesy Rep. Marshall's office

WASHINGTON — One candidate in the battle to win the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Kansas received an exciting endorsement Monday.

Former Senate Majority leader Bob Dole announced on social media he will endorse First District congressman Roger Marshall.

"I'm proud to endorse Roger Marshall for the U.S. Senate. He's a true friend to me and a true friend to Kansas. Dr. Marshall is hard working, loyal and dedicated to preserving common-sense Kansas values in the Senate. He has my full trust, and I know he will represent Kansas well."

Marshall's GOP rivals include former Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle and Dave Lindstrom, a Kansas City-area businessman and ex-Kansas City Chiefs professional football player. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed again last week he has no interest in running for the job that will open as Senator Pat Roberts retires.

Marshall commented on Dole's endorsement, "I’m humbled and proud to have Senator's Dole's endorsement to serve Kansas in the U.S. Senate. Senator Dole’s legacy is one of service and conservative results for our entire country. He’s a role model, a mentor and a dear friend."