Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lt. Governor’s Office Makes Key Staffing Additions

Press Release

TOPEKA – Lieutenan Governor Jeff Colyer today announced the hiring of two new staff members. Clay Barker will serve as Special Assistant to the Lt. Governor, and Kara Fullmer will serve as Press Secretary  to the Lieutenant Governor.

“Clay has been a tireless advocate for Reagan Conservativism in Kansas, and served his country with distinction in the United States Army. I’m thrilled to bring his experience and expertise to our team,” said Dr. Colyer.

Barker served as the Executive Director of the Kansas Republican Party from 2011 until 2017. Barker graduated from West Point as a member of the Dean’s List with a degree in economics and history, and served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas, and previously worked as an attorney in Kansas City.

“Kara has grown a business and raised a family right here in Kansas,” said Dr. Colyer. “Her first-hand experience as a businesswoman, a mother, and a journalist make her a tremendous addition to our team.”

Fullmer worked in the news industry reporting for WIBW-TV in Topeka from 2003-2005 where her coverage included local and state government. She graduated with honors from Southern Utah University, earning a dual degree in Broadcast and Interpersonal Communications.  She has spent the last several years growing a small business in Topeka, and growing her family of four children.

Barker joined the Lt. Governor’s Office today, August 7, and Fullmer joined the office full-time on July 31. 

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