Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Colyer Shares Appreciation of Governor, Love for Kansas

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Colyer Shares Appreciation of Governor, Love for Kansas

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Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer made his first public statement Friday following the nomination of Gov. Sam Brownback to be ambassador of religious freedom in the Trump administration.

Colyer, who would become governor upon Brownback's resignation, said he was grateful for the governor's service to Kansas and expressed optimism about the state's future.

"With humility and a deep sense of honor," Colyer said in a statement, "I look forward to working with Kansans from across the state, listening to their vision for the future, as together we move toward a better tomorrow for the place that we love."

He has expressed interest in seeking the 2018 Republican nomination for governor, but hasn't formally declared his candidacy. If he chose not to run, he would be left to complete the second term of Brownback, which expires in January 2019. …

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