TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — Tony Mattivi has been recommended to be confirmed as Kansas Bureau of Investigation director by the Kansas Senate. 

Mattivi was nominated as the director of the KBI in December by Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach. It comes after Kirk Thompson announced his retirement on Dec. 1, 2022.

Kris Kobach, then-Attorney General-elect and Mattivi’s former opponent in the AG’s race, nominated him for the KBI director position.

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