Shawnee County Official Makes Emotional Announcement

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A long-time Shawnee County official made an emotional announcement to commissioners Thursday.

Shawnee County Register of Deeds Marilyn Nichols announced her resignation effective May 31.

The 63-year-old served more than 16 years in the position.

She says the reasons behind her resignation are extremely personal.

" Some family health related issues and whatnot, so I have not taken this decision lightly," Nichols said. "I just ran a campaign...as you know!"

Nichols hopes her successor continues the integrity of the office.