Kansas Secretary of Labor

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Kansas Secretary of Labor
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

Lana Gordon.jpg
Name:  Lana Gordon
Assumed office:  September 20, 2012
Compensation:  $102,000
Other Kansas Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerCommissioner of EducationAgriculture SecretaryInsurance CommissionerWildlife and Parks SecretaryLabor SecretaryCorporation Commission
The Kansas Secretary of Labor is a state executive position in the Kansas state government. The secretary is appointed by the governor.

Current officeholder

The current secretary of labor is Lana Gordon. Governor Sam Brownback named Gordon deputy secretary of the department the same day he ousted Karin Brownlee from the position, and appointed her to head the department on January 19, 2013. Gordon is a former member of the Kansas House of Representatives.[1][2]

Brownlee was appointed labor secretary by the governor in December, 2010 and officially took office in February, 2012. She served until September 20, 2012, when Brownback ordered her to step down for undisclosed reasons. The secretary of labor serves at the pleasure of the governor and is not subject to reappointment or term limits.[2]


The secretary of labor is selected by gubernatorial appointment. He or she serves at the pleasure of the governor and is not subject to reappointment or term limits.[2]


In 2012, the Secretary of Labor received compensation in the amount of $107,000.[2]

Contact information

Kansas Department of Labor

  • Main KDOL Calling Tree (785) 296-5000
  • See the full list of contacts here

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