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Lansing Realtor to leave board

August 11, 2005

A Lansing Realtor is leaving his post on a statewide board that acts as an advocate for residential and small-business utility customers.

Francis X. Thorne has told the Citizens' Utility Ratepayer Board (CURB) that he would not seek reappointment after serving two four-year terms on the board.

Thorne first was appointed to the board in 1997 by then-Gov. Bill Graves and then was reappointed by Graves in 2001.

A Realtor with Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons, Thorne and also is the host of "Movers and Shakers," a television show that is broadcast regularly on LGTV, Channel 2.

CURB has a five-member volunteer board, appointed by the governor to staggered four-year terms. One member is appointed from each of Kansas' four congressional districts and the fifth is an at-large appointee. Thorne had been Graves' at-large appointee.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will select a replacement for Thorne.


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