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Davis-Docking ticket to challenge Kansas Gov. Brownback in 2014

By The Herald Staff | 10/23/2013

Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis announced earlier this week that the daughter-in-law of former Kansas Gov. Robert Docking will serve as his Democratic running mate for the 2014 gubernatorial race.

Jill Docking, 57, a Wichita financial planner, previously served as the chair of the Kansas Board of Regents from 2009-2010.

Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis announced earlier this week that the daughter-in-law of former Kansas Gov. Robert Docking will serve as his Democratic running mate for the 2014 gubernatorial race.

Jill Docking, 57, a Wichita financial planner, previously served as the chair of the Kansas Board of Regents from 2009-2010.

“As a businesswoman, Jill is an expert in making wise investments for the future,” Davis said Tuesday. “As a former Chair of the Kansas Board of Regents, she shares my commitment to excellence in our schools. Jill is an outstanding addition to this team and together we will run a strong, Kansas-focused campaign.”

Davis, a Lawrence attorney, announced Docking as his running mate on a school bus tour that spanned Johnson County, Topeka, Salina and Wichita, a campaign news release said. The Democratic duo have said education will be a “cornerstone” of their campaign against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

“I’ve known Paul Davis for 20 years,” Docking said. “I know his commitment to Kansas, his commitment to our schools and his dedication to growing our economy. He is a moderate, common sense leader willing to sit down and reason with anyone to solve problems and get Kansas back on the right track. I’m energized and ready to get to work making him our next governor.”

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