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Tom Groneman

Member Second District

Elected 2013-2017
Re-elected 2018-2021
Mr. Groneman is a lifelong Wyandotte County resident, graduating from Wyandotte High School in 1965. In 1969, he graduated from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Business/Economics. Following college he entered the United States Navy and was trained as a Vietnamese linguist. Groneman was stationed for 15 months at the Naval Communications Station, Philippines, where he was assigned to temporary active duty with the Commander of Carrier Division 5/Task Force 77 aboard the USS Enterprise, USS Kitty Hawk and USS Constellation. He finished his tour at the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.

After the military, he returned to Wyandotte County and worked briefly as a probation officer for the 29th Judicial District. In 1975, he was appointed Register of Deeds to fill out the unexpired term of Jack Reardon who had been elected mayor. Groneman was subsequently elected to seven consecutive four-year terms as Register of Deeds.

In 2003, newly elected Governor Kathleen Sebelius asked Tom to join her staff in Topeka as Director of Alcoholic Beverage Control for the State of Kansas. Tom commuted for nearly eight years between Kansas City and Topeka until the change in administrations in 2011. During his time in public service, Tom has served in numerous positions on various state and national organizations.

Tom and his wife, Kay, have two children, Brooke and Jared and four grandchildren.
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