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Sam Brownback

Sam BrownbackAKA Samuel Dale Brownback

Born: 12-Sep-1956
Birthplace: Garnett, KS

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Kansas

Former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture, elected to the US Congress in 1995 and to the US Senate in 1997, filling the remainder of retired Senator Bob Dole's term. Re-elected in 1998 and 2004. Contended in Republican primaries for the 2008 Presidential nomination, and elected Governor of Kansas in 2010, succeeding Mark Parkinson.

In the Senate, supported regulation of violent television programming, supported the resolution for war on Iraq, opposed gay rights and gay marriage. Accepted $42K in contributions from later-convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Wealthy through marriage; his wife's family formerly owned Stauffer Communications, a midwest newspaper and broadcasting conglomerate. Does not believe in evolution, but does believe in global warming. Converted to Catholicism in 2002, but contrary to public misconception he is not a member of the Opus Dei sect.

Wife: Mary Stauffer (three daughters, two sons)
Daughter: Abby
Son: Andy
Daughter: Elizabeth
Son: Mark
Daughter: Jenna

    High School: Prairie View High School, Linn County, KS (1974)
    University: BS Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University (1979)
    Law School: JD, University of Kansas (1982)

    Governor of Kansas (10-Jan-2011 to present)
    US Senator, Kansas (1997-2011)
    US Congressman, Kansas 2nd (1995-97)
    4-H Club
    Dole-Kemp '96
    Future Farmers of America Kansas state president
    Greater Washington Board of Trade
    The Heritage Foundation
    Institute on Religion and Public Policy Board of Advisors
    Leadership Institute Bi-Partisan Congressional Advisory Board
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Parents Television Council Celebrity Advisory Board
    Promise Keepers
    Ryan for Congress
    Susan B. Anthony List Advisory Committee
    Washington Legal Foundation National Board of Advisors
    Faith and Politics Institute Congressional Advisory Council
    Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity Kansas State University
    White House Fellows 1990-91
    Converted to Catholicism from the Methodist Church, 2002
    Evolution Skeptics
    C Street Group
    Risk Factors: Skin Cancer

    Killer at Large (8-Apr-2008) · Himself
    Darfur Now (9-Sep-2007) · Himself

Official Website:

Author of books:
Kansas Agricultural Law (1989, with James Bryce Wadley)
From Power to Purpose (2007, memoir; with Jim Nelson Black)

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