Supreme Court Applicant: Christopher E Biggs

This post originally appeared at The Kansas Progress, before this blog went live.

Chris Biggs (a Democrat) is the State Securities Commissioner, to which position he was appointed by Governor Kathleen Sebelius following his defeat by Phill Kline in the 2002 Attorney General race. Prior to that race he was Geary County lead Prosecutor. Biggs graduated from KU Law in 1983 and was named Kansas Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year in 1988.

As Securities Commissioner Biggs has sought to raise the profile of that office, which led to some criticism in 2005 that he was using public money to pay for TV and Radio spots to raise his profile ahead of a rematch with Kline. The rematch did not take place and Biggs donated $350 to Paul Morrison’s campaign instead. He has also donated money in federal contests: $450 to Nancy Boyda in 2004 and $1000 to Jim slattery this year.

As a Democrat politician, and someone already picked by Sebelius for one appointed position, Biggs may be in a strong position for the position on the Court should he make it to the final three applicants whose names go to the Governor. This vacancy may well be Sebelius’ last appointment to the Supreme Court and with no re-election bid in her future she will be under no political constraints not to choose a political ally.



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