Tonya Buckingham appointed Register of Deeds

The Sedgwick County Republican Central Committee held a special election tonight to elect a Register of Deeds to replace Bill Meek, who passed away earlier this month. The committee voted 144-9 to elect Deputy Register of Deeds Tonya Buckingham to the position. Goddard School Board Member Jamey Blubaugh also offered himself as a candidate.

Tonya has served in the Register of Deeds office since 2000, and has served as Deputy since 2005.

The nomination approved by the committee will now be sent to Governor Sam Brownback, who will make the official appointment.