WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has hired former conservative lawmaker Brenda Landwehr for a job in the Department of Children and Families.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Landwehr lost to Democratic Rep. Nile Dillmore in November.
Landwehr was hired Jan. 13 as a part-time senior policy analyst in the Wichita regional office of the Department of Children and Families. The agency was formerly known as the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
DCF spokeswoman Angela de Rocha says Landwehr will earn $26.45 an hour. That figures out to about $27,000 a year.
During her 18 years as a state lawmaker, Landwehr sought to shrink the size of government and frequently criticized the state’s social services agency.
Landwehr’s new job involves analysis of all major DCF programs.