Who Are the Kansas Senators?

The current senators serving the state of Kansas are Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts.

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Jerry Moran

Jerry Moran is a United States Senator from Kansas. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was first elected to the Senate in 2010. Moran previously served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Kansas’s 1st congressional district.

Early Life

Jerry Moran was born in 1945 in Plainville, Kansas, and grew up on a farm in the small town of Hays. He attended the University of Kansas, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, and then worked as an insurance agent before going to law school. After graduating from the University of Kansas School of Law, Moran returned to Hays to practice law. In 1980, Moran was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives, where he served for six years. In 1986, he was elected to the Kansas Senate, where he served for eight years.

Political Career

Jerry Moran was born in May of 1954 in Hillsboro, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas, where he received his undergraduate degree and then his law degree. After school, he worked as a lawyer in private practice for a few years before being elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1980. He served in the state legislature for 14 years before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. In 2010, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he has served ever since.

Pat Roberts

Pat Roberts has been a U.S. Senator from Kansas since 1997. He is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He was first elected to the Senate in 1996.

Early Life

Pat Roberts was born on April 20, 1936, in Topeka, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1958 and then served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958 to 1962. Roberts began his career in public service as a legislative assistant to Senator Frank Carlson from 1963 to 1967. He then served as a special assistant to President Richard Nixon from 1967 to 1969.

In 1969, Roberts returned to Kansas to work on Republican Governor Bob Bennett’s staff. He served as the executive director of the Kansas Republican Party from 1971 to 1973 and was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 1981 to 1997. In 1997, Roberts was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he has served since then.

Political Career

Roberts began his political career with a successful run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980. He served eight terms in the House, representing Kansas’ 1st congressional district from 1981 to 1997. In 1997, Roberts was elected to the U.S. Senate, filling the vacancy caused by the retirement of Bob Dole. Roberts was reelected to the Senate in 2002 and again in 2008.

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