LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

State Office to Investigate Kansas Secretary of State Kobach

Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaking to reporters last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

A state office that oversees attorneys will investigate a complaint against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Topeka resident Keri Strahler filed the complaint and made public the response from the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator.

“The allegations contained in your letter will be investigated,” said the response signed by a staff member in the office, which is part of the judicial branch.

In the complaint, Strahler said Kobach has disrespected the courts. She pointed to times he missed a deadline or was fined in a case concerning voter registration. The federal judge ordering the fine said Kobach had misled the court.

Strahler said she wants Kobach to change his actions, not face sanctions.

“I’m hoping that Mr. Kobach will perhaps find a renewed respect for our courts and will act accordingly in the future,” said Strahler.

A spokesperson for Kobach, Samantha Poetter, said staff in the office are reviewing the issue.

After an investigation, the complaint could be dismissed or a panel could order penalties, which range from a formal warning to disbarment.

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)