Ruling Not Expected Until Fall in Former GOP Director's Lawsuit

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Republican Party's former executive director is suing its current chairman.

Ron Freeman contends the party owes him nearly $27,000 in salary and other compensation. He's accusing state GOP Chairman Kris Kobach of breach of contract.

Freeman also wants the GOP to pay interest and a penalty for what he contends was a violation of state employment laws. That would increase total damages to about $36,000.

The party contends Freeman isn't due the money and has been fully paid.

Freeman's case went to trial Wednesday in Shawnee County District Court. The judge says he probably wouldn't rule until early

Freeman became executive director in May 2006, when former State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger was chairman.

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