Kinch Named New Democratic Leader
October 5, 2015

(AP) – A Wichita attorney is the new Kansas Democratic Party chairman after delegates from across the state elected him on a unanimous vote.
Lee Kinch is a longtime party activist who will replace Larry Meeker, who resigned as party chairman in August after he was quoted saying the Kansas party needed to emphasize it is more conservative than many nationally known Democrats.
The Salina Journal (http://bit.ly/1KZAoID ) reports Kinch on Saturday pledged to bring the party together and work to gain seats next year in the Legislature with the help of moderate Republicans.
Jim Sherow, who ran against Republican incumbent 1st District Congressman Tim Huelskamp last year, says he was first nominated but turned it down so he could support Kinch