Allen County man confirmed as Kansas Commerce Secretary
Anti-abortion group opposed Toland
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Senate has confirmed a former southeast Kansas man as commerce secretary despite vocal opposition from some Republicans and the state’s most influential anti-abortion group.
The vote Monday on Secretary David Toland was 23-14.
Toland previously was executive director of the Iola-based economic development group Thrive Allen County.
Kansans for Life opposed him because of small grants to Thrive Allen County from a fund named for the late abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.
COPYRIGHT 2020 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.