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Governor Sam Brownback

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Office Dates:  Jan 10, 2011 -

Address: Capitol
300 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 212S

Topeka,

KS

66612-1590


Phone 785/296-3232

Fax:785/296-7973

Address: 500 New Jersey Avenue, N.W. – Suite 400

Washington,

DC

20001


Phone 202/715-2923

Fax:202/638-1045

Born:  Sep 12, 1956

Birth State:  Kansas

Party:  Republican

Spouse:  Mary Stauffer Brownback

Family:  Married; five children

School(s):  Kansas State University; University of Kansas Law School

National Office(s) Served:  Senator


Sam Brownback was sworn in as governor of Kansas on January 9, 2011, and was sworn in for his second term on January 12, 2015.

Brownback was born in Garnett, Kansas in 1956. He quickly learned the value of hard work, responsibility and family at a young age while working with his sister and brothers on their family farm near Parker, Kansas. He began his career in leadership when he was elected state president of the Future Farmers of America, and then the national vice-president of the FFA.

Brownback attended Kansas State University, where he earned a bachelor’s of science in agricultural economics. He then attended the University of Kansas Law School where he obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1982.

Four years later, Brownback became the youngest secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture in state history. He strove to protect the interest of farmers, promote market expansion and foster new technological farming improvements. Brownback also served as a White House Fellow in the George H. W. Bush Administration. In 1994, Brownback was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Two years later, he won a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Brownback returned to Kansas where he was elected governor. In his second term, Brownback is committed to growing the Kansas economy by alleviating the income tax burden on all Kansans, continuing investments in K-12 education and equipping struggling Kansans with the work training needed to break the cycle of generational poverty.

Brownback and his wife, Mary, have five children.