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Several House Members Announce Departure from Legislature

Recognition2 (May 23, 2022) – Today, several members gave farewell addresses or were recognized by their colleagues in recognition of their decisions not to run for re-election. Those recognized and giving speeches today included:

  • Representative Jim Kelly (R-Independence)
  • Representative Jim Gartner (D-Topeka)
  • Representative Kathy Wolfe Moore (D-Kansas City)
  • Representative Steve Huebert (R-Valley Center)
  • Representative David French (R-Lansing)
  • Representative Lonnie Clark (R-Junction City)
  • Representative Richard Proehl (R-Parsons)
  • Representative Tom Burroughs (D-Kansas City)
  • Representative Annie Kuether (D-Topeka)
  • Speaker Pro Tem Representative Blaine Finch (R-Ottawa)
  • Speaker Ron Ryckman (R-Olathe)

Previously announced departures also include:

  • Representative Ron Highland (R-Wamego)
  • Representative Marty Long (R-Ulysses)
  • Representative Megan Lynn (R-Olathe).