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Jim Denning's Biography

Office: State Senate (KS) - District 8, Republican Majority Leader

Contact Information

300 Southwest 10th Street, Room 330-E
Topeka, KS 66612

8416 West 115th Street
Overland Park, KS 66210

Full Name:

Jim Denning

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Marearl; 2 Children

Birth Date:

1956

Birth Place:

Great Bend, KS

Home City:

Overland Park, KS

BA, Finance, Fort Hays State University, 1976-1980

Majority Leader, Kansas State Senate, 2017-present

Senator, Kansas State Senate, District 8, 2013-present

Representative, Kansas State House of Representatives, District 19, 2010-2012

Chair, 2016 Special Committee on Larned and Osawatomie State Hospitals, Kansas State Senate

Former Member, Assessment and Taxation Committee, Kansas State Senate

Former Member, Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee, Kansas State Senate

Former Member, Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, Kansas State Senate

Former Member, Public Health and Welfare Committee, Kansas State Senate

Former Chair, Select Committee on Education Finance, Kansas State Senate

Former Chair, Select Committee on Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS), Kansas State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Education, Kansas State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on General Government and Legislative and Elected Officials, Kansas State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on General Government and Legislative and Elected Officials, Kansas State Senate

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Social Services, Kansas State Senate

Former Vice Chair, Ways and Means Committee, Kansas State Senate

Vice President, Board of Directors, Discover Vision Centers, present

Former Chief Executive Officer, Dallas Eye Institute

Former Chief Financial Officer, Dallas Eye Institute

Financial Analyst, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank

Financial Analyst, First International Bancshares

Chief Executive Officer, Discover Vision Centers, 1993-2011

Member, Commerce Bank Advisory Board

Member, Independence Chamber of Commerce

Member, Metropolitan Medical Society Legislative Committee

Member, State Ambulatory Surgery Society Association

Awards:

"Outstanding Public Official of the Year for 2013", Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas

Father's Name:

Paul Denning

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Business Development, Grandchildren and Family, Plymouth Roadrunners, Grilling.

Mother's Name:

Albertine Denning

Number of Grandchildren:

5

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