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Richard Proehl's Biography


Contact Information

300 Southwest 10th Avenue, Room 581-W
Topeka, KS 66612

Post Office Box 737
Parsons, KS 67357

510 Pine Ridge Road
Parsons, KS 67357

Full Name:

Richard J. Proehl




Wife: Linda; 2 Children: Laura, Cole

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Emporia, KS

Home City:

Parsons, KS



MS, Kansas State University, 1972

BS, Kansas State University, 1967

Representative, Kansas State House of Representatives, District 7, 2005-present

Candidate, Kansas State House of Representatives, District 7, 2018, 2020

Former Member, Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments, and Benefits, Kansas State House of Representatives

Former Member, Transportation and Public Safety Budget Committee, Kansas State House of Representatives

Banker, Labette Bank, 1993-present

Extension Agent, Kansas State University, 1988-1993

Banker, LaCrosse and McCune, 1974-1984

Specialist, United States Army, 1967-1969

Member, Republican Precinct Committee, 2005-present

Board Member, Jobs Incorporated, 2004-present

Board Member, Parsons Community Development Corporation, 1998-present

Finance Chair, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1998-present

Vice President, Parsons Chamber of Commerce, 1993-present

Member, Parsons Chamber of Commerce, 1993-present

Lifetime Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1974-present

Lifetime Member, Kansas State Alumni Association, 1972-present

Vice President, Lions Club, 1970-present

Lifetime Member, American Legion, 1969-present

Trustee, Labette Community College, 2004-2006

Board Member, Labette County Medical Center Foundation, 2005-2006

Board Member, Labetter Community College Foundation, 2000-2004

Board Member, Red Cross, 1998-2001