Steve Fitzgerald

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Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Steve Fitzgerald
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Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 5th district
Assumed office
2013
Preceded by Kelly Kultala
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Francie Fitzgerald
Residence Leavenworth, KS
Alma mater

Command and General Staff College Central Michigan University

Saint Martin's University
Profession Retired Infantry Officer, Businessman, Politician
Religion Catholic
Military service
Rank Lt. Colonel (Ret.)

Steve Fitzgerald is a Lt. Colonel (Ret.), a businessman, and a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 5th District since 2013. He is currently a Republican candidate for the Second Congressional District of Kansas.[1][2][3]

The areas he represents in the Kansas Legislature are Leavenworth, Lansing, Piper, Bonner Springs, Edwardsville (part) as well as part of Kansas City.[4][5] He is the Vice-Chair of the Ethics, Elections and Local Government Committee and also serves on the Education, Judiciary and Transportation committees.[6][7][8][9]

Education[edit]

Fitzgerald graduated from the Command and General Staff College with a Master of Military Science Degree. He also attended Central Michigan University where he attained his Master of Business. He graduated from Saint Martin's University in Washington with a Bachelor's in History.[10]

Military career[edit]

Fitzgerald served in Viet Nam '68-'70 in the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), as a detachment commander in the I Corps MIKE Force; in Germany '75-'78 in the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne); in Grenada '83 in the 82d Division (Airborne); in the Pentagon; and at Fort Leavenworth in the Combined Arms Center.[8]

Awards[edit]

Fitzgerald's awards include the Combat Infantry Badge, two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and five Meritorious Service Medals. [6]

Civilian career[edit]

Upon retiring from the Army, Fitzgerald started a small business which he ran until the 9/11 terrorist attack of 2001.[6] After this attack he closed down the business and went to work for Northrop Grumman as a military analyst and training consultant for the Army. In 2012, he retired from Northrop Grumman upon election into the Kansas Senate.[10][7][8][9]

Civic Duties[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Fitzgerald is a co-founder and co-chairman of The Leadership Series,[10] which has trained approximately 250 men throughout Kansas, including several state senators, representatives, county commissioners, mayors, businessmen, and others. This was started in 2010.[6][10]

Party[edit]

Fitzgerald was elected Treasurer of Kansas Republican party at the KS GOP Convention. He held the office from 2008-2010.[10]

Education[edit]

Fitzgerald was Vice President of the Leavenworth School Board from 2005-2009.[10] He was a leader in the bond drive for renovating the schools in the district. He was also a member of the local Catholic school board.[6]

Veterans[edit]

Fitzgerald is the past Commander of Lansing VFW Post 12003 and member of the Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade Committee. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans as well as a member of American Legion Post 411 and the Special Forces Association.[6]

Family & Personal Life[edit]

Fitzgerald and his wife, Francie, raised five children in Leavenworth, where they have lived since 1985. They now have 19 grandchildren. Their children and grandchildren have graduated from public, private, Catholic, and Lutheran schools and have also been home schooled.[6][7]

Fitzgerald is a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and is a member, 3rd degree, of the Knights of Columbus.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kansas Sen. Steve Fitzgerald is running for Congress". Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Kansas Sen. Steve Fitzgerald is running for Congress | The Kansas City Star". www.kansascity.com. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  3. ^ Richmeier, John. "Fitzgerald Running For Congress". Leavenworth Times. 
  4. ^ "2012 - Official Election Results" (PDF). Kansas Secretary of State. 
  5. ^ "2016 - Official Election Results" (PDF). Kansas Secretary of State. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Vote4Fitzgerald". vote4fitzgerald.publishpath.com. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  7. ^ a b c "Senator Steve Fitzgerald | Legislators | Kansas State Legislature". www.kslegislature.org. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  8. ^ a b c "Steve Fitzgerald - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  9. ^ a b "Kansas 5th District State Senate Results: Steve Fitzgerald Wins". Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 

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