Governor names ex-Chiefs player to turnpike board

Kansas Turnpike (KSN File Photo)
Kansas Turnpike (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback has appointed a former Kansas City Chiefs player and businessman to the board that oversees operations of the state’s only toll road.

Brownback’s office announced Thursday that David Lindstrom of Leawood will serve a four-year term on the Kansas Turnpike Authority board.

Lindstrom was a defensive end for the Chiefs in the 1970s and 1980s before entering the restaurant business and becoming a real estate associate and securities broker. He’s also served on the Johnson County Commission and the state arts commission.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor in 2002 as the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger.

Lindstrom will replace longtime turnpike board member and former Chairwoman Mary Turkington of Topeka. Her term expired.

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