Governor Laura Kelly appointed Patricia Dengler to the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission.

The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission is charged with administering, interpreting and enforcing the Campaign Finance Act and laws relating to conflict of interests, financial disclosure and the regulation of lobbying. These laws establish the public’s right to information about the financial affairs of Kansas’ public officials, lobbyists and candidates for office. In addition, the Commission renders advisory opinions and can adopt rules and regulations under a less comprehensive conflict of interest law covering local government officials and employees.

“The Commission is charged with an important duty of holding our elected officials and others accountable,” Kelly said. “I have no doubt that Patricia will assume this role with the high ethical standards necessary to do so.”

Dengler, Wichita, is an attorney of counsel at Gibson Watson Marino, LLC, focusing on healthcare, manufacturing, financial services and service companies. She advises management on employment policies, regulatory matters and organizational issues. Dengler’s client base also includes not-for-profit corporations involved in graduate medical education, social services and healthcare.