Kansas State Cabinet

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The Kansas State Cabinet is part of the executive branch of the Government of the U.S. state of Kansas, consisting of the appointed heads of the Kansas state executive departments.

Current cabinet departments[edit]

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The Kansas State Cabinet, under current Governor Sam Brownback, consists of the Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, the Adjutant General, the Superintendent of Highway Patrol, and eleven departments each headed by a Secretary.

  • Lieutenant Governor – chief deputy to the Governor, responsible for acting as Governor during the Governor's absence.
  • The Adjutant General – runs the day-to-day administration of the Kansas National Guard, including the organization, training, and preparation of the Guard.
  • Secretary of Administration – manages the Kansas Department of Administration, oversees many of the administrative areas of the state's bureaus and departments, including payroll, maintenance of public buildings, and information technology.
  • Secretary for Aging and Disability Services – manages the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, and is responsible for programs affecting the elderly and people with physical and developmental disabilities, as well as addiction and mental health programs. It has oversight of the five state hospitals.[1]
  • Secretary of Agriculture – manages the Kansas Department of Agriculture, mainly a regulatory agency, oversees departments that protect and educate consumers about Kansas's agricultural and livestock productions.
  • Secretary of Commerce – manages the Kansas Department of Commerce, charged with the creation and retention of jobs, the growth of investment, the development of communities, the increase of per capita income within the State
  • Secretary of Corrections – responsible for corrections in Kansas, including state prisons.
  • Secretary of Health and Environment – the largest state department with two divisions Health and Environment.
  • Superintendent of Highway Patrol – oversees the Highway Patrol, which ensures safety on the state's highways.
  • Secretary of Labor – responsible for enforcing the state's labor laws, and for educating the public about these laws.
  • Secretary of Revenue – oversees the collection of taxes and administers the state treasury.
  • Secretary for Children and Families – oversees child care, child abuse prevention and welfare programs.[1]
  • Secretary of Transportation – charged with providing a safe, economical, and effective transportation network for the people, commerce and communities of Kansas.
  • Secretary of Wildlife and Parks – oversees the state's game and fish industry, regulates hunting and fishing licenses, and educates the public on safety relating to the outdoors.

Current cabinet members[edit]

The current Kansas State Cabinet, serving under Governor of Kansas Sam Brownback, is as follows:[2]

Office Incumbent
Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer
Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli
Secretary of Administration Sarah L. Shipman
Secretary for Aging and Disability Services Kari Bruffett
Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey
Secretary of Commerce Pat George
Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts
Secretary of Health and Environment Susan Mosier
Superintendent of the Highway Patrol Mark Bruce
Secretary of Labor Lana Gordon
Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan
Secretary of Children and Families Phyllis Gilmore
Secretary of Transportation Richard Carlson
Secretary of Wildlife and Parks Robin Jennison


  1. ^ a b Campbell, Matt. "Kansas shakes up its social services system". Kansas Political News. Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Governor's Cabinet Appointees". Kansas Office of the Governor. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 

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