TOPEKA -- Governor Mark Parkinson only has 8 months left in his term, filling the time in the remainder of Kathleen Sebelius' term in the office.
But with less than a year left, and his work finished with the Legislature now, Parkinson told reporters Wednesday he has no intention of leaving office early.
During his news conference Wednesday, Parkinson said he will complete the term he inherited from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in 2009 when she resigned to be secretary of health and human services for
President Barack Obama.
Parkinson's comments came as he touted the end of the 2010 legislative session, which saw a number of his initiatives win approval.
In his remarks, he had a slip of the tongue when referencing the
1991 session and the accomplishments of Gov. Joan Finney. He
initially said "Governor Findley," the last name of Lt. Gov.
Troy Findley. That prompted a question from reporters about
Parkinson's future.. and his answer that he's not turning over the gubernatorial reins to someone else before January, either.