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Michael O'Neal's Biography
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Michael 'Mike' R. O'Neal
Wife: Cindy; 2 Children: Haley, Austin
Kansas City, MO
JD, University of Kansas, 1976
BA, University of Kansas, 1973
Speaker of the House, Kansas State House of Representatives, present
Representative, Kansas State House of Representatives, 1985-2012
Majority Whip, Kansas State House of Representatives, 1995-1996
Precinct Committeeman, 1978-1984
Kansas Judicial Council, 1984-1990, 1993-1994, 1997-present, 1984-1990, 1993-1994, 1997-present
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 1997-present
American Legislative Exchange Council Civil Justice Task Force
Chairman, House Redistricting Committee, 2002
Administrative Partner, Gilliland, Hayes, Professional Association, 1988-present
Partner, Gilliland, Hayes, Professional Association, 1988-1999
Partner, Reynolds, Piece, Faller, Suter and O'Neal, 1979-1988
Associate, Hodge, Reynolds, Smith, Pierce and Faker, 1976-1979
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Defense Research Institute, 1988-present
National Conference of State Legislature, 1986-present
Kansas County Mental Health Association Board, 1985-present
Kansas Association of Defense Council, 1976-present
Kansas State Bar Association, 1976-present
American Bar Association
Council of State Governments
Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Member, Kansas University Law Society Board of Governors, 1993-1997
Chair, Wesley Towers Advisory Board, 1989-1992
Board Member, Young Men's Christian Association, 1989-1991
Vice-Chairman, Reno County Republican Party, 1980-1984
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