May 02, 2021 10:41 AM

Fort Hays State grad named Moran chief of staff

Posted May 02, 2021 10:41 AM
James Kelly and Sen. Jerry Moran
James Kelly and Sen. Jerry Moran

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., announced he has appointed James Kelly of Elkhart as his new chief of staff. Moran’s current Chief of Staff Brennen Britton has accepted a position with Passion City Church in Washington.

“During Brennen’s time as chief of staff, he has been a true friend, trusted leader and tireless public servant to the people of Kansas,” Moran said. “I greatly appreciate Brennen’s many years of service, and I have no doubt he has made Kansas a better place. I have the utmost admiration for those who make faith a central part of their life, and I know Brennen will continue his work to better the lives of anyone lucky enough to meet him as he answers this new call to service at Passion City Church DC.

“James’ thoughtfulness and drive to do right by Kansans will serve him well in his new role as chief of staff,” Moran added. “He has traveled to every corner of our home state and knows the priorities, concerns and people of Kansas well. His commitment to serving the people back home has been obvious throughout his time in my office, and I look forward to having him at the helm.”

Kelly previously served as Moran’s district director in Manhattan. He was born and raised on his family ranch near Elkhart and graduated from Fort Hays State University.