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Ron Thornburgh's Biography
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Ron E. Thornburgh
Wife: Annette; 2 Children: Grey, Tanner
Graduate, Leadership Kansas Class, 1993
BS, Criminal Justice, Washburn University, 1985
Secretary of State, Kansas, 1994-2010
Federal Election Commission Clearinghouse Advisory Panel
Assistant Secretary of State, Kansas, 1991-1994
Administration Deputy Assistant, Kansas Secretary of State Office, 1990-1991
Deputy Assistant, Kansas Secretary of State Election and Legislative Matters Division, 1987-1990
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Association of the United States Army State Board
Executive Committee Member, Council of State Governments
Vice-Chairman of Marketing, Executive Council, Jayhawk Area Council of Boy Scouts of America
Clearinghouse Advisory Panel Member, Federal Election Commission
Member, First United Methodist Church
Honorary Board Member, Kids Voting Kansas
Past President/Executive Committee, National Association of Secretaries of State
Member, Sons of American Legion
Advisory Committee Member, United Way
Member, United Way Success by Six Steering Committee
Member, Washburn University Alumni Fellow
Honorary Chairman, Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005
Founder/President, Drug Education for Youth, 1994-2003
Board Member, Saint Johns Military Academy, 1999-2003
Board Member, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), 1998-2003
Participant, Toll Fellow Program, 1995
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