TOPEKA (KSNT)— Tony Mattivi has been recommended to be confirmed as KBI Director by the Kansas Senate. 

A state Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for Mattivi on Tuesday, voting to make the recommendation. The full Senate could vote on Mattivi’s confirmation as soon as this week, according to a spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office.

Mattivi was nominated as the director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation in December by Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach.

Kobach, who is also Mattivi’s former opponent in the AG’s race, nominated Mattivi for the KBI Director position, after Kirk Thompson announced his retirement from the agency in December.

To watch the full confirmation hearing, click here.