|Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 40th district
|Born||May 6, 1943|
Ralph Ostmeyer is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 40th District since 2005. Previously, he served as a Representative in the House (2001–2005). He is a farmer and rancher from Grinnell, and is married to Kay Ostmeyer.
Ostmeyer serves on these legislative committees:
- Agriculture (vice-chair)
- Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and Regulations
- Federal and State Affairs
- Local Government
Some of the top contributors to Ostmeyer's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:
- Koch Industries, Kansas Association of Realtors, Kansas Contractors Association, John G. Lewis, Dana C. Lewis, Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee
Financial, insurance and real estate were his largest donor group, followed by energy and natural resources companies.
- Kansas Senate Biography
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Campaign contributions: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008