Seward County Republican Chairman Joe Denoyer introduces Katherine Romine as the party’s nomination to replace former county treasurer Sherry Wilson. Romine will serve the remainder of Wilson’s term, and she said she does plan to run again once the current term is expired. L&T photo/Robert Pierce
By ROBERT PIERCE
• Leader & Times
Monday, members of the county’s Republican committee voted unanimously to approve a nomination, and pending approval by Governor Sam Brownback, Katherine “Kitty” Romine will become the new head of the department.
Romine comes to the job with a wealth of experience in the treasurer’s office, according to her resume. She has worked a total of 23 years in the department, serving 13 as deputy treasurer under former treasurer Sherry Wilson, who resigned July 1.
Romine also served as deputy treasurer for six years and as vehicle clerk for six years under former department head Amy Jo Neese.
She is a member of the Kansas County Treasurer’s Association and the Kansas County Officials Association.
With her nearly quarter century of experience, Romine said she has been part of many changes in the treasurer’s office.
“I am blessed to have had the opportunity to work with some very good people,” she said in a summary on her resume. “I would like very much to fill the unexpired term for Sherry Wilson.”
Wilson likewise believes Romine has all the knowledge and capabilities to assure a smooth and uninterrupted transition takes place.
“She has had the experience of handling virtually every operation of the treasurer’s job over the past 13 years,” Wilson said in her letter of recommendation to county GOP chairman Joe Denoyer. “I would respectfully ask that you give Kitty your full consideration for this appointment.”