Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced the reappointment of Ronnie Metsker to a four-year term as Johnson County Election Commissioner. Metsker was appointed in 2016 to serve the remainder of former commissioner Brian Newby’s term.
“Ronnie oversaw the shift of Johnson County from a system without any paper trail to a paper trail balloting system, which I specifically asked him to do. It was essential to ensuring the integrity of our elections and public confidence in our elections,” Kobach said. “When the system resulted in some delays in the reporting of results on election night, commissioner Metsker addressed the problem swiftly and with competence.”
Metsker is a former state representative and a former chair of the Johnson County Republican Party.
The secretary of state appoints commissioners in the four most populous counties in Kansas. In the other 101 counties, elected county clerks fulfill a similar role