Ron Ryckman

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Ron Ryckman
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 115th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Garrett Love and Melvin Neufeld
Personal details
Born (1947-12-16) December 16, 1947 (age 69)
Spouse(s) Mary
Residence Meade, Kansas
Religion Nazarene

Ronald Ryckman, Sr. (born December 16, 1947) is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives representing the 115th District which includes a southern section of Dodge City, Ashland, Fowler, Meade, Plains, Copeland, Montezuma, Ensign, Ingalls and Cimarron in southwestern Kansas.[1][2] Ryckman's first term began in January 2011 when he was elected by precinct people to replace Garrett Love who was elected to the State Senate after defeating former Speaker Melvin Neufeld.[3] Ryckman served in the United States Army from 1970-72 before beginning his twenty-nine-year career as a public school teacher. He served on the Meade School Board from 2009 until elected to the Kansas House.[4]

Honors and Awards[edit]

  • Distinguished Service Award, Meade Nazarene Church (2004)
  • Nominated for Kansas Teacher of the Year (2003)
  • 500 Career Wins Certificate of Achievement from KSHSAA (2001)
  • Selected Coach of the Year, Southwest Daily Times or Dodge City Globe five times
  • Kansas Key Club Adviser of the Year (1990)
  • Coach of the Decade, Southwest Daily Times (1990)
  • National High School Gold Award (1989)
  • Close-Up Kansas Award (1987)
  • Coached eleven Meade Volleyball teams that went to State

Committee Memberships[edit]

  • Judiciary
  • Education
  • General Government Budget


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  2. ^ District 115 Map Archived December 8, 2003, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Retired Teacher Contents for Love’s House Seat[dead link]
  4. ^ Meade School Board Member Elected to 115th District, Retrieved July 2011

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