Johnson County GOP Chair Fabian Shepard resigns following allegation he forcibly kissed party official

Fabian Shepard resigns

Fabian Shepard has stepped down as head of the Johnson County Republican Party, local party officials confirm. Shepard, a one-time Shawnee Mission school board candidate, won election as head of the local GOP in September 2020. Image via Facebook.

Fabian Shepard has resigned his position as head of the Johnson County Republican Party in the wake of an accusation that he forcibly kissed a Wyandotte County GOP official against her will during a political event in August.

The battery report filed Sunday against Shepard with the Bonner Springs Police Department said he tried to force three kisses on the official, who media reports and other local party members have identified as Wyandotte County Republican vice chair Stephanie Cashion.