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Paul Morrison

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Paul J. Morrison is a politician and lawyer and the former Attorney General of Kansas. Morrison attended Kansas State University and Washburn School of Law, graduating in 1980. Morrison previously served as the District Attorney for Johnson County, Kansas from 1990 until January, 2007. Morrison, who was a life-long Republican, switched his affiliation to Democratic in 2005 and announced he would challenge Republican Phill Kline in 2006 for Attorney General. On November 7, 2006, Morrison defeated Kline with 58% of the vote. Morrison took office on January 8, 2007. Kline succeeded Morrison as Johnson County District Attorney.

Controversy and resignation

In December 2007 allegations surfaced that Morrison had an affair with an office administrator, Linda Carter, in the district attorney's office that continued after he was elected Attorney General. Carter filed a sexual harassment claim with the EEOC alleging that Morrison pressured her to obtain sensitive information about Kline and several pending investigations at the district attorney's office. Morrison admitted to the infidelity, but denies any impropriety, sexual harassment, pressure to obtain sensitive information, or influence the course of an investigation.[1]

References

  1. Topeka Capital-Journal, Sex scandal rocks A.G., December 9, 2007