Elected Officials

Topeka City Council

The City Council conducts the business of the city by voting on ordinances, resolutions, applications, plats, zoning petitions, receiving reports and other items. The City Council elects a Deputy Mayor every year, who presides over Council meetings in the absence of the Mayor. All Councilmembers are members of Topeka/Shawnee County JEDO (Joint Economic Development Organization).  https://www.topeka.org/citycouncil/

State Elected Officials

The Kansas executive branch exists to uphold the laws enacted by the legislative branch. This branch consists of six elected statewide officers including the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner. https://portal.kansas.gov/executive_updated_2019/

Shawnee County Commissioners

The Shawnee County Board of Commissioners is a three-person elected body that has overall responsibility for county government, setting policy and performing executive and legislative functions. The Board of County Commissioners is the only locally elected body which is representative of all citizens of Shawnee County regardless of their residence inside or outside of city boundaries. https://www.snco.us/commission/

Federal Elected Officials

The state of Kansas has two senators in the United States Senate and four representatives in the United States House of Representatives. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/KS#representatives

Shawnee County Legislative Delegation
Statehouse Address: 300 SW 10th Ave., Topeka Ks  66612

Senator Vic Miller
18th District
1174 SW Fillmore
Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: 785.224.3375
Statehouse Phone: 785.296.7656

Senator Anthony Hensley
19th District
2226 SE Virginia
Topeka, KS 66605
Statehouse Phone: 785.296.3245

Senator Eric Rucker
20th District
7061 SW Queens Ct.
Topeka, KS 66614
Statehouse Phone: 785.296.7374

Representative Ronald Ellis
47th District
9199 K-4 Hwy.
Meriden, KS 66512
Phone: 785.215.2780
Statehouse Phone: 785.296.5623

Representative Fred Patton
50th District
339 NE 46th Street
Topeka, KS 66617
Statehouse Phone: 785.296.7674

Representative Ron Highland
51st District
27487 Wells Creek Rd
Wamego, KS 66547
Statehouse Phone: 785.296.9799

Representative Brenda Dietrich
52nd District
6110 SW 38th Terrace
Topeka, KS 66610
Phone: 785.861.7065
Statehouse Phone: 785.296.7648

Representative Jim Gartner
53rd District
928 SW Woodbridge Ct.
Topeka, KS 66606
Phone: 785.271.6360
Statehouse Phone: 785.296.7673

Representative Ken Corbet
54th District
10351 SW 61st Street
Topeka, KS 66610
Statehouse Phone: 785.296.7679

Representative Annie Kuether
55th District
1346 SW Wayne
Topeka, KS 66604
Statehouse Phone: 785.296.7669

Representative Virgil Weigel
56th District
1900 SW Briarwood Dr.
Topeka, KS 66611
Phone: 785.267.2749
Statehouse Phone: 785.296.7104

Representative John Alcala
57th District
520 NE Lake
Topeka, KS 66616
Statehouse Phone: 785.296.7371

Representative Vic Miller
58th District
1174 SW Fillmore
Topeka, KS 66604


School Board Members

USD #437 Auburn Washburn Schools
Dr. Scott McWilliams, Superintendent
5928 SW 53rd Street
Topeka, Kansas 66610
Board Members:
Trisha Brook-Fruendt
Tom Bruno
Jacquie Lightcap
Bryan Smith
Michael White
Darren Haddock
David Hines
USD #450 Shawnee Heights Schools
Dr. Martin Stessman, Superintendent
4401 SE Shawnee Heights Road
Tecumseh, Kansas 66542-9799
Board Members:
Joel Manzanares
Eric Deitcher
Rocky Busenitz
Rosa Cavazos
Renae Hansen
Erica Price
Lauren Tice Miller
USD #345 Seaman Schools
Mr. Steve Noble, Superintendent
901 NW Lyman Road
Topeka, Kansas 66608
Board Members:
Fred Patton
Christie Appelhanz
Frank Henderson
Karl McNorton
Cherie Sage
James Adams
Keith Griffin
USD #372 Silver Lake Schools
Mr. Tim Hallacy, Superintendent
200 Rice Road
PO Box 39
Silver Lake, Kansas 66539
Board Members:
Randy Matzke
Tracy Higinbotham
Jake Fisher
Jason Manhart
Bridget Remer
Ken Wade
Josh Whitehead
USD #501 Topeka Public Schools
Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent
624 SW 24th Street
Topeka, Kansas 66611-1294
Board Members:
Dr. Michael R. Morrison
Nancy Kirk
Janel Johnson
Dr. Peg McCarthy
Dr. Scott Mickelson
Rev. John R. Williams
Patrick Woods
USD #321
Kaw Valley School District (Part of this district’s schools are in Shawnee County.)
Mr. Kerry Lacock, Superintendent
411 W Lasley
St. Marys, Kansas 66536
Board Members:
John Simecka
Michael Lett
Jody Mitchell
Kim Gillum
Alan Streit
Gene Lueger