|Mayor of Topeka|
April 9, 2013 – January 8, 2018
|Preceded by||Bill Bunten|
|Succeeded by||Michelle De La Isla|
|Member of the Topeka City Council|
April 2009 – April 2013
|Kansas Secretary of Human Resources|
|Governor||John W. Carlin|
|Born||August 28, 1940|
|Alma mater||Kansas State University|
University of Kansas
Larry E. Wolgast is an American politician who served as Mayor of Topeka, Kansas from 2013 to 2018.  He previously served as Kansas Secretary of Human Resources during the administration of Governor John W. Carlin.
Early life and career
He was the administrative assistant to Congressman Bill Roy and a cabinet secretary in the administration of Governor John Carlin. Wolgast served in administrative positions at United Way of Topeka, National Education Association of Kansas, and as a teacher and administrator in Topeka Public Schools. He has also served on boards at the local, state and national level, including the YMCA of Topeka, Topeka Shawnee County Landmarks Commission, Topeka Symphony and Topeka Performing Arts Center. Larry retired as Vice President of Development for the Menninger Foundation, but is still active in community service and continues to serve as a consultant for non-profit organizations.
Larry is married to Anita Wolgast, who is currently the co-chair of NOTO. They have two sons and five grandchildren. He enjoys climbing mountains in Colorado and has completed 3 marathons.
Larry Wolgast was elected Mayor of Topeka in April 2013, having previously served on the Topeka City Council between 2009 and 2013.
He was succeeded as mayor in 2018 by deputy mayor Michelle De La Isla.
- "Topeka - Directory of Public Officials". The League of Kansas Municipalities. Archived from the original on 2013-11-03.
- "AP via the Lawrence Journal-World of January 22, 1986". News.google.com. 1986-01-22. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
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