August 17, 2022

House Selects New Leadership; Hineman New Majority Leader

Topeka, KS ( in the state house have selected their new leadership.  Representative Ron Ryckman, Junior of Olathe beat Russ Jennings of Lakin for the speaker’s post 57-28.  Ryckman’s father is from Meade and served in the House with his son until the end of this year’s term.

Don Hineman of Dighton narrowly defeated John Barker of Abilene 44-41 to become House Majority Leader.  The belief is having someone in leadership from Western Kansas will keep the legislature cognizant on the state’s rural issues.