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Third District Gubernatorial Debate

Join us on Thursday, July 12, 2018, for the Third District Republican Gubernatorial Debate on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Johnson County Community College in Yardley Hall.  Speaker of the House, Ron Ryckman will emcee the event and Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union and fellow Kansan will moderate the event which will feature three Republican Candidates for Governor:

  • Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D.
  • Secretary of State Kris Kobach
  • Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer, CPA

General Admission Tickets are $20  and can be purchased  on the Debate Information page.

Ken Selzer

Elephant Club featuring Kansas Insurance Commissioner & Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Selzer, CPA–June 19, 2018

Join us on June 19, 2018, as we welcome our Kansas Insurance Commissioner and Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Selzer, CPA . He will provide us an update on the happenings in his office as well as information on his run for Governor.

Ken Selzer, CPA, was elected as the Kansas Insurance Commissioner in 2014 and began serving in that position on January 12, 2015. He previously worked in the reinsurance industry for more than 30 years, most recently as an Executive Managing Director for a worldwide brokerage and insurance services firm.

In addition to his credentials as a Certified Public Accountant, Ken has earned a number of professional designations, including Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), and Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI).

Ken is active in many professional, community, and charitable organizations. He has served as President of the Rotary Club of Leawood, Chairman of the Kansas Society of CPAs Educational Foundation, and President of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Heart of America Chapter. He is also an alumnus of Leadership Kansas.

He currently serves on the Advisory Council of the KSU College of Business and is a member of the KSU Foundation Board of Trustees. He has been inducted into the KSU Accounting Hall of Fame.

He previously served as a Fairway, KS, City Councilman and City Council President.

Ken graduated with honors with a B.S. in Accounting from Kansas State University. He earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

A fourth generation Kansan, Ken grew up in McPherson and Marion Counties in central Kansas. He has been married for 36 years to his wife, Deb, from rural Miami County, KS. They have two daughters, Mallory and Mackenzie. Mallory and her husband, Colin, are the proud parents of Ken and Deb’s first grandchild.

Ken and Deb provide scholarships for graduating high school seniors in the Goessel Unified School District No. 411 in Marion County, and also support scholarship programs at Kansas State University as well as the Kansas Society of CPAs. They have developed and continue to support an innovative teacher recognition program in the Blue Valley School District, and also support teacher recognition and student scholarship programs in other school districts in Kansas.

Check-in begins at 11:30 am. Program will start at 12:00. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. The cost is $25.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members. Elephant Club memberships are $100.00 annually and include your first lunch meeting for free. If you would like to become an Elephant Club Member, renew your membership, or pay for the event online, please follow this link to our new website at: Select the amount from our drop down menu and click “pay now”. From there, you can choose to pay with a credit card or PayPal account. Payment can also be made at the door.

*Please RSVP by June 15, 2018, at or call 913.341.8683. Seating is limited and will fill up fast! Pre-pays will have priority over RSVPs. Reserve your seat now! You won’t want to miss this!


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The mission of the Johnson County Republican Party is to ensure the election of Republican Candidates and be the “go to” resource for all things Republican for the people, candidates and elected officials in Johnson County Kansas.