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|Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 6th district
1997 – present
January 8, 1962 |
Kansas City, Kansas
|Residence||Kansas City, Kansas|
|Alma mater||Kansas State University, University of Kansas|
|Profession||Consultant & investor|
He is a developer, owner, and manager of residential real estate, including the Historic Lowell Lofts apartments in Kansas City. He is an investor in Green Flash Brewing, a craft beer brewery in San Diego and Virginia Beach.
In addition, Steineger is a visiting guest lecturer for Universities and U.S. Embassies abroad providing a lecture series: "American Government & Contemporary Politics". He has provided lectures in Germany, China, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia, and Poland
He has policy making experience at all three levels of government, including staffing U.S. Representative Jim Slattery in Washington D.C.; Assistant in the City Administrator’s office in Kansas City; and as a tax auditor and collector with the Kansas Department of Revenue.
Steineger was born in Kansas City, Kansas and grew up in Muncie, a township on the edge of the city limits. His father was former Sen. Jack Steineger, a veteran of the Kansas Legislature for 28 years. His mother Margaret served on various community boards. Steineger previously served as a board member for Kaw Valley Arts and Humanities Inc.; Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center; Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp.; and the International Relations Council of Kansas City.
Steineger has visited more than 50 countries including West & East Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, India, China, Mexico and Cuba. In 2003, he lived for three months in Japan on a Japan Society Fellowship studying Japanese agriculture, food processing, and food marketing. In 2004, Steineger studied European health care systems in Brussels on a Fellowship with the European Union Visitors Program. In 2006, Steineger lectured on American government, politics, elections, and campaigns at the Chinese Foreign Relations University in Beijing. In 2007, he went to Cuba and presented information on American wetlands policy at the Caribbean Wetlands Symposium. That same year, he studied energy and health care systems in Israel as a Fellow with the American Jewish Committee's Project Interchange.In fall semester 2013, Steineger was a Fulbright awardee and taught graduate and undergraduate classes at Humboldt University in Berlin.
In December 2010, Steineger switched his affiliation to the Republican party. Steineger ran unsuccessfully for Kansas Secretary of State in 2010.
- Bormann, Dawn (December 17, 2010). "Kansas Sen. Chris Steineger joins the GOP". www.kansascity.com. Kansas City Star. Retrieved December 29, 2010.