Moran names new director for state operations

U.S. Sens.Jerry Moran, left, and Pat Roberts, center, and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, right, respond to comments made during a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, May 28, 2013, on a utility plant for the new federal biosecurity lab in Manhattan, Kan. The $1.2 billion lab will replace an aging facility at Plum Island, N.Y., and conduct research on animal diseases. (AP Photo/John Milburn)
U.S. Sens.Jerry Moran, left, and Pat Roberts, center, and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, right, respond to comments made during a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, May 28, 2013, on a utility plant for the new federal biosecurity lab in Manhattan, Kan. The $1.2 billion lab will replace an aging facility at Plum Island, N.Y., and conduct research on animal diseases. (AP Photo/John Milburn)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran has appointed a new state director to oversee his offices in Kansas and represent the senator in his home state.

Moran says Brennen Britton will serve as a liaison to businesses, community leaders and local government officials. Britton will live in Manhattan, where the Republican senator has an office.

Moran also has offices in Hays, Pittsburg, Olathe and Wichita.

Britton previously served on Moran’s legislative staff, handling issues related to the economy, judiciary and homeland security. He holds a bachelor’s degree in religion and political science and a law degree from Duke University.

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