Photo courtesy of Walter Hermreck

Photo courtesy of Walter Hermreck

Brian Newby, Johnson County Election Commissioner, discussed election issues and answered questions June 19 as the guest of the Gardner Edgerton Republican group. About 35 were in attendance. Newby was first appointed commissioner by Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh in January 2005 and has served under Secretary of State Chris Biggs and the current Secretary, Kris Kobach, according to  jocoelection.org.