Following is a list of the freshmen Republicans elected on November 2nd, 2010. Click on the Representative-elect's name for contact info and some biography information.
District 3, Pittsburg
Born in August of 1954 Terry Calloway is the younger of two sons of Harry and Betty Calloway. He attended public schools where he grew up in Greenville, South Carolina graduating from high school in 1972 and later marrying his wife Denise in October 1974. Working as a draftsman for J. E. Sirrine Engineering he attended Greenville Technical College with a study emphasis in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
After working on numerous engineering construction projects in South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas, Terry was hired by McNally Pittsburg in 1983 to work as a construction estimator. Settling in Pittsburg, that same year he began continuing studies at Pittsburg State University part-time and completed a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 1988. Terry was awarded the PSU Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1999.
Data Technique, a Kansas based software and consulting firm, was established by Terry and incorporated in October of 1988. Calloway’s company, Data Technique, Inc. was named one of Inc. magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies in America” in 2006 and has twice been named a Novell Partner of the Year.
Terry’s past and present community and volunteer service positions have included serving on Pittsburg Planning and Zoning Commission, Pittsburg Airport Advisory Board, South Broadway Baptist Church Board of Trustees, Pittsburg State - College of Business Board of Advisors, Pittsburg Rotary Club, and Civil Air Patrol Squadron Commander. Terry has also served on advisory boards of many information technology corporations including CMP Media, Everything Channel and Novell Service Advisor Council. In the early 1990’s he also served on Novell Inc.'s first Internet Advisory Council.
Terry’s favorite quote: The difference in good and excellent is discipline.
District 4, Parker
Caryn and her husband, Tim, have been married for 21 years. They are proud to live in Parker, as Tim is the 5th generation of Tysons in Linn County.
Caryn and her four siblings are fifth generation Kansans. They were born and raised in Kansas. Her parents owned the Glasco Locker Plant where Caryn worked alongside her family and friends summers and weekends during her junior high and high school years.
Caryn was awarded several scholarships and decided to attend college at Saint Mary of the Plains in Dodge City, KS. After two years she transferred to Kansas State University where she simultaneously earned two Bachelor of Science degrees: one in Mathematics and the other in Computer Science. While pursuing her degrees Caryn worked at the KSU Meat Lab where she was exposed to world-class agricultural research.
After graduating she began working in the Information Technology industry and has continued working in this field for over 20 years. Caryn's work included space shuttle support for NASA where she received multiple awards for achievement and teamwork.
Caryn has continued this pattern of achievement and has received recognition from past employers and customers. She has also continued expanding her education as she is Kansas Project Management Certified, PMI Project Management Certified, and completed a Master of Science in Engineering Management at Kansas University.
Another interest of Caryn’s is being in business with Tim. The Ranch was started over 18 years ago with a few cattle. Through the years they have worked to produce quality cattle and to steadily add to their herd. They now own and operate Tyson Ranch, which is an important part of their lives.
Caryn has a diverse background and real world experience that will be strong assets as a Kansas Representative.
District 10, Baldwin City
Born in Greensburg, Kansas in 1958, child of Karol & Pat Gregory, TerriLois was brought up with the traditional values of hard work having a father who sold insurance and was a real estate broker and a mother who was a librarian and a homemaker. Her parents both majored in Music at Southwestern College where they met and later married. The family home was a place of music, friends, prayers and political discussions up until their passing.
TerriLois helped on the family farm in Harper County until 1979 and put herself through college while working full time as an Auditor with Farmland Industries. Receiving a Bachelor's in Business Administration with an emphasis in Computer Science from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, TerriLois went to work with Yellow Freight as an Operations and EDP Auditor. In 1986 TerriLois moved into owning her own small business where she represented various companies earning nationwide recognition for Top 10 in sales on numerous occasions.
In 2004, TerriLois met a candidate for the Kansas House Representative whose values closely resembled her own and helped this virtual unknown to unseat a 10-year incumbent. Representative Mike Kiegerl hired her as his Legislative Aide where TerriLois has served for the past 6 years.
Learning the legislative process and becoming more familiar with Senate and House members and leaders, assisting with research and helping resolve constituent's problems with state agencies has given TerriLois the experienced needed to represent the people of the 10th District effectively.
Being disappointed in her district representation, TerriLois filed herself for the 10th District seat in January 2010. Bringing a background of hard work, family values and a working knowledge of state legislation, TerriLois is ready to bring common sense back to government.
TerriLois lives in Baldwin City and is a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church. She has volunteered her time at schools, and been a member of Am. Legion, Rotary, Kiwanis, Optimists, BPW & CMA clubs. She loves motorcycling, singing, playing a wide range of instruments including the piano, flute, guitar, violin, mandolin and saxophone and enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews.
District 16, Lenexa
Amanda Grosserode was born in 1975, the third of four children of John and Conni Grieser. The Griesers, self-employed custom hayers and ranchers, lived in rural central Nebraska. Family, faith, and hard work were values embraced in the Grieser home.
After graduating from Broken Bow High School, Amanda attended Nebraska Christian College where she earned an Associate’s Degree. She then transferred to nearby Wayne State College where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.
Prior to graduation at Wayne State, Amanda and her husband, Chad, moved to Lenexa, Kansas for Chad’s new job in Overland Park. Amanda completed her student teaching in the Blue Valley School District. Following student teaching, she taught 5th grade in the Shawnee Mission School District until the birth of her two children.
Beginning in February 2009, Amanda led the outcry mobilized in the tea party movement in Johnson County against big government, the escalating national debt, and the government’s encroaching involvement in the free market. She has advocated for fiscal responsibility in government, a return to free market principles in government’s relationship with the private sector, and lowering the tax burden on both individuals and corporations. Faced with consistent misrepresentation not just from Congressman Dennis Moore, but also by her State Representative, on these issues and many others, Amanda was compelled to increase her service at the state level by filing to run against Democrat Representative, Gene Rardin.
Amanda and her husband, Chad, have lived in Lenexa for the last ten years. They are the proud parents of sons, Grant and Logan. They are members of Legacy Christian Church.
District 17, Lenexa
Kelly Meigs is an educator, wife, mother, and concerned citizen. A life-long resident of the Lenexa/Shawnee area, Kelly was born in 1964 to William and Ruth Leaton and attended Shawnee Mission Schools, graduating from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in 1983. She graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, MO in 1987 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education.
Kelly spent her first year of teaching along our country’s southern border in Brownsville, TX where she taught 6th grade. She then returned to the area and taught in the urban schools of Kansas City, Kansas until the birth of her first child. Kelly spent the next several years at home raising her children. More recently she has been working for school districts here in the Johnson County area and is currently employed by Blue Valley School District.
Kelly has been involved in both the Boys and Girls Scout programs with her children. She has served as treasurer of her home owner’s association and currently serves on two booster club boards at Northwest High School. Kelly is a member of Lenexa Baptist Church where she has been involved in various ministries including Vacation Bible School, Upward Basketball/Cheerleading and teaching Sunday School.
Kelly has been actively involved the past couple of years at the grassroots level attending various trainings, town halls as well as volunteering at the Kansas City Tax Day Tea Party.
Kelly resides in Lenexa with husband Mike of 19 years and their four children.
District 18, Shawnee
John Rubin – attorney, former Federal judge and FDIC Regional Counsel, and financial arbitrator -- brings a wealth of legal and economic experience and common sense to his second campaign for the 18th Kansas House District. As a first time candidate fighting a strong Democratic tide in 2008, he almost won the 18th District seat, eventually losing to the liberal three-term Democrat incumbent by a margin of only 4.5%. With the experience and voter name recognition he gained in that race, and his platform of personal liberty and entrepreneurship, lower taxes, limited government and reduced state spending and regulation to spur economic development, create new jobs for Kansans, and increase revenues, he is poised to regain this seat for the Republican Party and common sense fiscal and social principles in 2010."
John was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and has lived most of his life in Overland Park and Shawnee. John is a Rockhurst High School graduate, earned a B.A. in political science magna cum laude from Boston College in 1970 and a J.D. degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1973. He culminated an extremely distinguished and successful legal career with the Federal Government by serving for ten years as a Social Security Administrative Law Judge, a position from which he retired in 2004.
John's career in public service began in the military, a three year active duty tour as a JAG Corps officer with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. His primary duties were as trial (prosecuting) and defense counsel in dozens of courts martial. From there, he worked in a civilian capacity as an attorney-advisor specializing in contract and procurement law for the Kansas City District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His success there led to his promotion to a position as a labor laywer and senior litigator for the Kansas City Region of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, where he investigated and litigated hundreds of unfair labor practice and labor representation cases throughout the Midwest.
From the FLRA, John was chosen from among 78 applicants to serve as Assistant Regional Counsel at the Kansas City Regional Office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and attorney-advisor at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. He qualified for this position by completing a physically rigorous and mentally challenging self-defense, weapons firing range, and classroom training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, graduating first in the class and voted class valedictorian by his peers. His duties at the Bureau included defending Bureau employees, especially corrections officers, and the Bureau itself in civil rights, tort claims and other litigation filed primarily by inmates. From correctional law, John next rose to a position as a banking law specialist and a senior litigator for the Kansas City Region of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. There he prosecuted financial institutions and their officers who engaged in unsafe or unsound banking practices or violations of banking laws and regulations in seven Midwestern states. His superior accomplishments there resulted in his appointment as the Regional Counsel of the FDIC's Atlanta Regional Office, where he headed a large legal staff with responsibility for legal compliance and enforcement supervision of all FDIC-insured banks in the southeastern U.S. At the FDIC, John gained extensive experience and expertise in dealing with the very economic and financial industry problems now facing our state and nation. He addressed and corrected unsafe and unsound lending practices resulting in noncreditworthy (subprime) loans; worked out and recovered on troubled (TARP) assets; and pursued administrative or criminal prosecution of those who violated financial industry laws and regulations for personal gain.
Based on his long record of exemplary Federal service, in October 1994 John was appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services as a United States Administrative Law Judge, and he served in that capacity with the Social Security Administration in Kansas City for ten years until his retirement. He presided at administrative hearings and issued final written decisions in some 3000 Social Security disability, retirement, Medicare, and related cases. In 2001-2002, Judge Rubin also served as Regional Vice-President of the Association of Administrative Law Judges, the union which represents Social Security ALJs.
Since his retirement from the Federal bench in 2004, Judge Rubin has worked an an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers), adjudicating complaints filed against securities industry brokers/dealers by their customers or employees. He also has been active in community service, volunteering his time and talents as an actor in numerous community theatre productions presented in venues ranging from Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park, Leawood Stage, Longview Community College, The Barn Players, and the Olathe Community Theatre, to Senior Barn Players shows presented to civic and church groups, and to shut-ins in retirement communities and nursing homes who otherwise would be unable to experience artistic presentations.
John is a member of the Missouri, Kansas and Federal Bars and the American Legion. He is past president of the Woodland Place Homes Association. He attends St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shawnee. He has been married 38 years to the former Roberta Torin, MSW, of St. Louis, Missouri. They have two adult daughters and one granddaughter.
District 19, Overland Park
Jim was born in 1956, the sixth of nine children of Paul and Albertine Denning. Jim grew up in Western Kansas in the city of Great Bend. Jim’s dad Paul worked in the oil field as a rough neck and pipe fitter. Jim’s mom Albertine was a full time mom until all the kids were grown and self sufficient, then she worked as a nurse’s aid.
After graduating from Great Bend Senior High School, Jim attended Fort Hays State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance with emphasis in accounting and economics. Immediately after graduation from Fort Hays, Jim and Marearl moved to Dallas, Texas where Jim worked as a financial analyst for First International Bancshares and the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank. Jim became CFO/CEO of Dallas Eye Institute for several years before moving back to Kansas in 1993 to join Discover Vision Centers as the CEO.
Jim has been involved in the local community as well as the national and international community. Jim serves on many local boards including Independence Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Bank Advisory Board, State Ambulatory Surgery Society Association, Metropolitan Medical Society Legislative Committee, and Regional Specialty Providers. Jim was a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Jimhas written countless articles and book chapters on the business of health care. Jim has been involved in many market changing FDA clinical trials. The most well known trials include helping develop the mathematical nomogramused in LASIK surgery and a bifocal type of technology implant used in cataract surgery.
Jim worked for five (5) years on getting a ground breaking CMS policy allowing Medicare patients to pay out of pocket for the elective bifocal implant procedure. A policy of this nature was a firstand created a new, non taxpayer funded industry for Eye Surgeons, CMS Ruling No. 05-01.
Jim and Marearl married in 1981 and have lived in the same house inOverland Park for 17 years. Jim and Marearl have two daughters andare the proud grand parents of five wonderful grandchildren.
Jim and Marearl’s fathers were born on the same day, same year. They were two Kansas farm boys who joined the Army, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. Marearl’s dad fought nearBastogne.Jim’s Dad fought in Sessenheim-Stattmatten where he had orders to “hold at all cost”. Which he did, was captured, and was a POW in Stalag 11-B until liberated in April 1945.
District 20, Overland Park
As a fourth-generation Kansan, I appreciate the strong Kansas values that have been instilled in me. I grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas, where I learned at an early age the importance of family, community and hard work. I hope to represent these values in Topeka as your representative in the 20th District of Kansas.
As a graduate of Shawnee Mission Public Schools (Prairie Elementary, Indian Hills and SM East), I understand the importance of maintaining the quality of public education available in our community. During high school, I ran track and cross-country and played basketball. I was also an assistant editor of the school newspaper and a member of the debate team. Based on my experience, I understand how important a well-rounded education is to the full development of our children.
My high school education prepared me well to attend the University of Kansas, where I received my undergraduate degree in English with honors and distinction. At KU, I was an active campus leader. I earned the Spears Scholarship for academic achievement, was named an ambassador for the University of Kansas and a community service chairman for Rock Chalk Review.
Upon graduation, I attended the University of Kansas School of Law. During law school, I served on the Student Bar Association finance committee, assisted the local community as a representative of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, and earned a CALI award for excellence in the study of contract law.
I started my first business as a freshman in high school, which enabled me to pay my own way through both undergraduate and law school. While in law school, I had the honor of clerking for the United States Attorney's Office in Kansas City, Kansas, as well as serving as an intern in the Kansas Legislature for State Representative Kevin Yoder. Upon graduating from law school, I moved to Overland Park, Kansas and began working as an attorney for the State of Kansas, enforcing the state's rights in a variety of district court matters. I then worked as a business attorney for two of Kansas City 's largest law firms, including one of the 100 largest law firms in the nation, before starting my own firm at age 32. As a business attorney, I have experience working with complex finance and budgetary matters. I also have experience advising school districts, libraries and other political subdivisions on governance issues. As a business owner and entrepreneur, I understand the importance of reducing regulations and tax burdens on small businesses in order to stimulate our economy and create new jobs.
Greg A. Smith
District 22, Overland Park
I'm a native Kansan. I was born in Emporia and grew up in Overland Park where I attended school in the Shawnee Mission School District, graduating from Shawnee Mission West in 1978. I attended Johnson County Community College until I enlisted in the United States Navy in 1980.
The eighties found me in a number of duty stations while I served in the United States Navy Submarine Service. During this time, while serving as a navy recruiter in Des Moines, IA, I met and married my wife, Missey. I was Honorably Discharged in November of 1989.
After leaving the Navy, I began his law enforcement career in 1990 which continued until 2008. I served as a deputy sheriff in Berkeley County, South Carolina where I was a decorated officer and rose to the rank of lieutenant. I worked extensively in high crime areas, and developed both training materials and policies for the sheriff’s office. In 1995, the incumbent sheriff did not win re-election and my family and I moved home to Kansas. Since that time I've served as a police officer in several communities, including Kansas City, MO, Olathe, KS and the Johnson County Community College Campus Police.
In 2002, I returned to college, while working full time and in 2006 earned a Bachelor’s Degree (cum laude) in History from Avila University. Continuing my education I earned my Kansas Teaching Certification in Social Studies in 2007. I will finish my Master's Degree in Education (summa cum laude) on June 28, 2010.
2007 was also a year of tragedy for me and my family. My daughter, Kelsey Smith, was abducted from an Overland Park department store and murdered. A four day search was conducted by federal, state and local law enforcement. A massive community effort, spearheaded by Kelsey’s family, friends, classmates and concerned citizens, in conjunction with the stellar law enforcement response resulted in Kelsey’s body being recovered and the successful apprehension of her murderer. Her murderer has since pled guilty and is serving life in prison.
Since Kelsey’s murder, Missey and I, as well as my entire family have worked tirelessly to advocate on behalf of victim’s rights. The Kelsey Smith Act was passed in Kansas in 2009. This landmark legislation sponsored by Rep. Rob Olson allows law enforcement to quickly utilize cell phone locate information to try and find a person in danger of serious bodily harm or death. I have advocated and lobbied for broader use of the grand jury in Kansas, supporting HB 2226, sponsored by Rep. Lance Kinzer. Additionally, Missey and I started the Kelsey Smith Foundation® which provides education in safety awareness and victim’s rights, as well as informing the general public on violent crime issues. I conduct training at high schools, colleges, businesses and churches throughout the United States and I am frequently asked to speak on the issues of violent crime, missing persons and cell phone issues.
In addition to my duties as Executive Director for the Kelsey Smith Foundation®, I am a high school social studies teacher in the Shawnee Mission School District. My passion as a teacher is to educate our next generation in American history and politics so they can be responsible and productive citizens. Missey and I have five children, Stevie, Lindsey, Kelsey (deceased), Codie and Zach. Lindsey is married to Ryan Evans, a computer engineer. Lindsey and Ryan had their first child, Sarah, in April. Stevie is married to Ryan McLeod, an army specialist currently serving in Iraq. Codie is a sophomore at SM West and Zach is a freshman.
District 22, Merriam
Brett Hildabrand is fourth generation Kansas native originally from Fort Scott. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with abachelor’s degree from the College of Agriculture. Brett is a conservative constitutionalist that believes in limited government, protection of personal liberties, fiscal responsibility, states rights and honoring human life at all stages of development. Brett is an active member of the Transformation House Church in Shawnee.
Upon announcing his candidacy, Brett stated, “I strongly stand by the values of limited government, protection of privacy & property, low taxes, and fiscal responsibility. These are the cornerstone ideals our country was founded upon and they are slowly eroding away. I am running for state office in order to defend these ideals. I eagerly look forward to serving the people of Merriam and Shawnee. If elected, I will ensure that your voice is heard in Topeka.
Jana Taylor Goodman
District 41, Leavenworth
Lived in the 41st District for 9 years
Married to Jon Goodman for 37 years
- Jon retired from US Army after 22 years of service
- Most recently Leavenworth Assistant City Manager
- Jana and Jon own and manage Goodman Rentals in Leavenworth
Three grown children and four grandchildren:
Jack Goodman & wife, Adelle, Leavenworth
Courtney Goodman, UMKC Senior
Liana Goodman & husband, Billy Wells
Grandchildren John, Jacqueline, Mark, and Isaiah
BS in Math, 1973, Kansas State University
MSEd, 1975, University of Southern California
MS in Computer Science, 1982, Kansas State University
Teaching Certificate in Secondary Math, 2001, St. Mary University, Leavenworth
MS in Math, Completion expected (someday), Emporia State University
Full-time Wife, Mom, and Grandmother — 1975 - present
Director Computer Services, 1985-1989, Pueblo Community College
US Army Community Computer Manager, 1989-1991, Goeppingen, Germany
Radiology Development and Support Team Leader, Cerner Corporation, 1992 - 2000
Algebra and Geometry Teacher, 2001-2003, Lansing High School
GED and ESL Instructor, 2003-2005, Leavenworth Federal Detention Center
Currently substitute teach for Leavenworth School District
Also various college level math and computer science classes over the years
Republican Party Involvement:
Dwight D. Eisenhower Excellence in Leadership Series
Fundraising Chair for Leavenworth County Republican Women
Education Director, Leavenworth County Humane Society
family, services for autistic children, emergency preparedness, history, literature, creative writing, needlework, bridge, home cooking, math, computers, politics
Distict 62, Sabetha
Navy vet, heating/cooling specialist, and pastor of Trinity Church of the Brethren.
James P. Fawcett
District 65, Junction City
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District 67, Manhattan
· Small Business owner – Mosier Eye Care
· Board Certified Physician and Surgeon
· Systems Development Manager for National Association of Insurance Commissioners
· Project Leader for American Airlines
· Senior Consultant at Arther Andersen
· Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Medicine
· Masters of Business Administration
· Doctorate of Medicine
· Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Series
· Leadership Kansas
· American Academy of Opthalmology
· Distinguished Service Award
· Rotary Member
· P.E.O. Member
· Medical airlift to Kyrgyzstan
· Dental outreach to children in Haiti
· Kansas House Health and Human Services Health Care Roundtable
District 69, Salina
BS, Micro Biology, Florida State University, 1974
Account Manager, United States Water Services, 2006-2008
Account Manager, Nalco, 2000-2006
Sales Engineer, Chesterton, 1994-2000
Candidate, Kansas State Senate, District 24, 2008
Saline County Chairman, Republican Party, 2006-2008
Saline County Secretary, Republican Party, 1994-2002
Committeeman, Republican Party, 1994-2002.
Vice President, Salina Symphony, 2008
Treasurer, Salina Municipal Band, 2004-2008
Member, Leadership Task Force, Salina Chamber of Commerce, 1996-2008.
Marketing Co-Chair, Smoky Hill River Festival, 1996-2008
President/Treasurer, Salina Public Library, 1998-2005
President, Institute of Packaging Professionals Mid-America Chapter, 1992-1994
Executive Director, Hugh O'Brian Nebraska Leadership Seminar, 1986-1987
Committee, Kansas Republican Party Constitution and Bylaws, 2007-2008
Parliamentarian, Kansas Republican Party State Committee Meetings, 2007-2008
Parliamentarian, Kansas 1st District Committee Meetings, 2006-2008
Committee, Kansas 1st District Constitution, Bylaws and Rules, 2004-2008
Junior Chair, Leadership Task Force Business and Industry, Salina Chamber of Commerce, 1998-2008
District 82, Derby
Education: Jim has earned an Associate in Applied Science Aviation Systems Technology as well as two bachelor degrees. He has a BS in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University and a BS Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Friends University. He recently earned Green Belt Certification at Wichita Area Technical College. This process improvement training seeks to help existing processes run more efficiently to save time and money.
Jim currently works at Boeing on the 767 International Tanker Program. He helps design and support temporary instrumentation systems to gather data during aircraft testing. He often participates in experimental flight testing over Wichita. Prior to Boeing, he also performed similar functions at Cessna and Bombardier.
Jim served for 5 years in the USAF where he worked avionics’ and flight controls on F111 Bombers. He was promoted “Below-the-Zone” and was selected as Airman of the year for his squadron. He also served in Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield.
Over the years, Jim has been responsible to lead his instrumentation team during development and certification of new models of various aircraft. He recently led the instrumentation effort to certify and deliver the international tanker for Japan. For 15 years, he has served as a Trustee in his church helping with budgets, building projects, and working toward practical solutions.
Jim is 46, married 20 years to his wife, Leah. They are longtime Derby residents. Together, they are raising their five children in Derby. Jim’s hobbies include hunting and target shooting with his sons. Jim also loves all types of aircraft. He likes to attend every air show possible.
Director in AWANA, a children’s outreach program.Sunday school teacher for about 22 years.Jim actively reaches out to people in the community that are in need by doing home/car repairs and projects.
District 87, Wichita
· Born and Raised in Wichita
· Married to Melissa and have 2 children
· Member Central Christian Church
· High School Youth Sponsor for 10 years
· Member, Wichita Independent Business Association
· Member, Wichita Area Association of Realtors
· Member, Beta Theta Pi
· Member, NRA
· Wichita High School North
· Wichita State University
· Tabor College
· Successful Realtor for over 10 years
· USD 259 substitute teacher
· 3 years management in the service industry
· President of Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs while attending WSU
Benny L. Boman
District 95, Wichita
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District 97, Wichita
Family: Fiancée, Louise Meade
1 Child: Dee
Birth Date: 07/29/1947
Birthplace: Cheyenne, WY
Home City: Wichita, KS
BS, George Washington University, 1991
Research Analyst, Prefered Health Systems, 1993
E-7/HMC, US Navy, 20 years.
Candidate, Kansas House of Representatives, District 97, 2000
President, SWNA Neighborhood Association, 2000
Board Member, South Seneca Cruise Control, 1998
Secretary, Masonic Charity Fund of Wichita, 1996
Steven C. Johnson
District 108, Assaria
Farmer-Assaria, Ks: wheat/soybeans/alfalfa
Business: Sr. Region Vice President-RiverSource Distributors
Education: High School: Southeast of Saline 1984 – Valedictorian
Bachelor’s Degree: Kansas State University 1988, Agricultural Economics, Student Body President
Master’s Degree: University of Chicago 1993, MBA in Finance & Business Policy
Assarua Lutheran Church: Lifelong member, Church Council Vice President, Member & Chiar of Finance & Investment Committee
Kansas State University: Foundation Board of Trustees, Foundation Investment Committee
Kansas 4-H Foundation: Investment Committee Member
Dan L. Collins
District 110, Plainville
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District 115, Montezuma
Garrett Love is a sixth generation Kansan and a lifelong Gray County resident, born and raised on the same section of land that his great-great-grandfather settled over 100 years ago. He is the son of Greg and Sue Love and has two sisters and a brother - Jenna, Marisa, and Austin. Growing up on the family farm, Garrett learned early on the importance of hard work, strong Christian values, small-town communities, and the significance of not compromising on ethical issues.
Garrett graduated from South Gray High School in Montezuma and was
success, Garrett was nominated as the 2009 Kansas Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Elected President to the Washburn Student Government Association in the spring of 2009, Garrett gave up his operation of Love Book Sales in order to serve more students through a partnership with the Washburn bookstore. Through this partnership, Washburn was able to become the first state university in Kansas to offer its students textbook rentals through the campus bookstore.
As Student Body President, Garrett led an organization that oversaw a $500,000 budget. Through this leadership position, Garrett’s fiscal responsibility has been proven: In the same year that saw many budget cuts, Washburn University experienced what many consider to be its most successful year in Student Government history as Garrett proved that success did not have to come at the expense of student pocketbooks. The year was completed with a budget surplus over $80,000.
Though the Student Government Association’s budget flourished, in the same year, Washburn University experienced a $2 million budget shortfall. However, during this time, Garrett was serving on the university's Budget Reduction Task Force. Because of his innovative recommendations, the school was able to overcome the shortfall without imposing large tuition increases on the students like other state schools.
Garrett’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for business led him to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Management with a minor in Economics. Garrett graduated at the top of his class with a 4.0 GPA and was inducted into numerous honor societies.
During the spring semester of his senior year, Garrett had the opportunity to serve as a legislative intern for Kansas State Representative Scott Schwab. Garrett gained insight into the political process which allowed him to recognize a need for more effective leadership in the Kansas legislature.
Upon graduation, Garrett turned down several business opportunities and partnerships in eastern Kansas because of his desire to serve the citizens of the 115th District in the Kansas State House of Representatives.
Kyle D. Hoffman
District 116, Coldwater
A 1990 graduate of Coldwater High School, he went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Technology and Management from Kansas State University in 1994.
After college he became involved in Farm Bureau at the local level, and served as chairman for Comanche County Farm Bureau for several years. He also taught marketing through the Farm Bureau Market Mentors program in the late 1990's.
He has been a member of the Comanche County Conservation District Board for 13 years, currently serving as chairman- a position he has held for the last seven years. He is a founding board member of the Chief Community Theater, and voluntreers at the theatre on a regular basis.
He also represents a 24 county area as Area II Director on the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) board. Before becoming a director, he was the chairman of the KACD Finance and Development Committee, a member of the State Technical Committee representing KACD.
Involved in the local Lion's Club for about six years, he and his wife have also served as Fellowship of Christian Atheletes sponsors at Coldwater High School and later South Central High School for 10 years starting in 1996. They are currently attending the 1st Assembly of God Church in Pratt.
A fiscal and social conservative, Hoffman believes the legislature needs to slow the growth of government and keep taxes at a minimum in order to create business growth and state prosperity. Kyle is a firm believer in private industry and convinced that the government can't tax and spend the state to prosperity. As a strong pro-life suporter, Kyle believies that life begins at conception. He also believes Kansans should have the right to bear arms as stated in the second ammendment and that right should be added to the Kansas constitution.
District 120, St. Francis
My wife, Gloria and I have lived 40 years in St. Francis. I have worked in USD 297 as a teacher, coach, counselor, and principal. I now work for the Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center as a counselor in the St. Francis and Triplains schools.
My wife has been a school teacher for 36 years in the St. Francis Elementary School. With the tight budget that has affected almost all schools, several years ago she resigned her full-time teaching position and was hired back as a half-time teacher. Currently, she specializes in teaching First Grade Math. Eight years ago, Gloria was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has recently completed her checkup and no longer has to take her medications.
Gloria and I have two beautiful daughters, Penny and Jenny. We are fortunate enough to have them live in St. Francis with their families.
Penny and her husband, Kody (a Bird City graduate), know how difficult business ownership can be in a small town. Competing against larger companies for the loyalty of consumers is a difficult task and they strive to make customer service and gift uniqueness a quality of their pharmacy. They have three children.
Jenny and her husband, Cory (a Bird City graduate), know all to well how difficult times can be in the agriculture industry. Depending upon the forces of nature, along with the demand on grain prices, they have experienced the highs and lows of being a farming family. They also have three children.
Reynaldo R. Mesa
District 123, Garden City
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J. Stephen Alford
District 124, Ulysses
I was raised on our family's 1920 Grant County farm, and I remain the farm's owner and operator today. Growing up as a third generation Kansan, I was taught common-sense Kansas values from an early age, and I believe those values will help me greatly as I work hard to meet your expectations. Over the last 45 years, I've developed organization and management skills that will serve me well if elected to represent the people of Southwest Kansas in Topeka. I will promote Southwest Kansas as the Midwest's energy capital and seek to make full use of natural resources, control state spending and oppose new taxes on services.
Here are some other details about my background, my education and my family. I hope you'll look them over and come to same conclusion I believe so many of my friends and neighbors have – I am a man you can count on to serve you well in Topeka.
Farm owner and operator since 1957Royalty Owner Education:
Attended K–12 school in Grant CountyUlysses High School, 1960 graduateBA, Business and Economics, 1965 — Southwestern College, Winfield KS
Civic: Membership and Service
Grant County Chamber of Commerce Board of DirectorsUlysses Kiwanis ClubUlysses Masonic Lodge #435Grant County Commissioner (8 years)Farm Bureau: Grant County Board of DirectorsGrant County PresidentState Resolutions CommitteeDistrict Leader of the YearDistrict Farm Family of the YearGrant County Extension Council – Executive Board ChairmanState Extension Advisory Board – Charter Board MemberGrant County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service – Chairman and Board MemberSouthwest Kansas Royalty Owners Association Board Member (35 years)Grant County Leadership Class – Charter Member