Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has appointed House Minority Leader Dennis McKinney, D-Greensburg, to replace Lynn Jenkins as state treasurer. Jenkins is going to Washington after defeating Democrat Rep. Nancy Boyda for the Second District seat in Congress in the Nov. 4 election.

McKinney, 48, has been minority leader since 2002. He will serve the final two years of Jenkins’ four-year term.

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