Deputy McPherson County Attorney Jamie Karasek will be taking over for outgoing county attorney David Page, at least for a few days.
It was announced this week that Karasek will be the temporary county attorney following the resignation of Page, who is leaving to take a position as a Federal Administrative Law Judge for the Social Security Administration.
“My family and I love McPherson and McPherson County and we consider McPherson our home,” Page said in an email to KBBE news. “We will not be moving; we will continue to live in McPherson.”
Karasek's appointment is effective June 27, the same day Page's resignation take effect.
“Jamie Karasek has worked in the McPherson County Attorney's Office since 2009 and is an exceptionally skilled prosecutor who is fully qualified and fully prepared to assume the duties of this office in service of the Citizens of McPherson County,” Page said.
The appointment is only until the McPherson County Republican Party names a permanent replacement during a convention June 30 at the Well. Karasek is one of four names that have been released as candidates for the post.
Govenor Sam Brownback would then approve the nomination by the county GOP to fill out the rest of Page's term, which is until January 9 2017.
The Republican party convention will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public, however, only the 60 elected precinct members may vote.