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Chair of Kansas Corporation Commission is gone, baby, gone

Updated: 2013-12-09T21:20:35Z

By STEVE KRASKE

The Kansas City Star

On Monday in Topeka, Gov. Sam Brownback accepted the resignation of Mark Sievers, who has served as chair of the utility-regulating Kansas Corporation Commission since May 2011.

His four-year term was set to expire in 2015. He will remain chair of the KCC until a replacement is appointed early next year.

“As I told the Governor, my desire now is to return to private life and spend more time with my wife. I look forward to ensuring my replacement has a seamless transition as he or she joins the commission.”

Sievers’ previous experience includes working for Verizon Global Solutions, GTE, Sprint and Southwestern Bell. He also worked for the Utah Attorney General and California Department of Water Resources.

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