TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission has submitted his resignation to Gov. Sam Brownback.
Mark Sievers submitted his resignation Monday. He will stay on with the KCC until Brownback appoints his replacement in early 2014.
Sievers was named to the commission in May 2011 and elected chairman on May 17 of this year. He was serving a four-year term that was to expire March 15, 2015.
Brownback issued a news release announcing the resignation, saying Sievers wanted to spend more time with his wife and return to private life.
The three-member KCC regulates natural gas, electricity, telephone and transportation operations in Kansas, including the setting of rates charged by utilities.