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Guide to Government

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Names and Contacts for National, State, and Local Leaders

Guide to Government

Guide to Government 2018

Be Informed◄ Be Involved◄ Register ◄

VOTE!Your Vote Counts! Write to Congress

To Register to Vote You Must:

Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Kansas.
Use the Federal Form to register to vote. (If you the Kansas form, you must present proof of citizenship (such as a U.S. birth certificate)
Be at least age 18 before the next election.
Have received final discharge from imprisonment, parole, or conditional release if convicted of a felony.
Have abandoned your former residence and/or name.
Present an acceptable form of identification and a picture ID to vote.

Applications are available from the County Clerk, 110 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, KS, 66502, or from the KS Secretary of State website: http://www.kssos.org. (The SOS form must also include proof of citizenship. You do not need this if you use the Federal form.) Completed forms must be received by the County Clerk at least 15-days prior to the election.


Information produced by the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization that promotes political responsibility through informed and active citizen participation in government.

(copyright 2018, LWV Manhattan/Riley County)

Local Legislators Enjoy Meeting the Public, September 6, 2014

National Leadership

Federal Elected Officials

President Donald Trump
Web: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Email: comments@whitehouse.gov
Phone: (202) 456-1111
FAX: (202) 456-2461
TTY/TDD Comments: (202) 456-6213

U.S. Senate
Find contact information and websites for U.S. Senators at: http://www.senate.gov

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran
Web: http://moran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/
Email Senator Moran through his website
Washington, DC Office
354 Russell Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6521
Fax: (202) 228-6966
Manhattan Office: (785) 539-8973

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts

Washington, D.C. Office: 109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510-1605 Phone: 202-224-4774 Fax: 202-224-3514 Topeka, KS Office: Frank Carlson Federal Bldg. 444 SE Quincy - Room 392 Topeka, KS 66683 Phone: (785) 295-2745 Fax: (785) 235-3665 e-mail

U.S. House of Representatives

Find contact information and websites for U.S. Representative at: http://www.house.gov/Welcome.shtml

Representative Roger W. Marshall
1st District
Web: https://marshall.house.gov/
Email Rep. Marshall through his website
Washington, DC Office,
312 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

State Leadership

State Elected Officials

Governor Jeff Colyer,M.D.
Web: https://governor.ks.gov/home
Email Governor Colyer through the website.
Capitol, 300 SW 10th Ave., Ste. 241S
Topeka, KS 66612-1590
Phone: 1-877-KSWORKS (1-877-579-6757)
Local: 785-296-3232
For the Hearing Impaired: 1-800-766-3777

Kansas Senate Find district maps and websites for all senators and representatives at: http://www.kslegislature.org

Tom Hawk
District 22
2600 Woodhaven Ct
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 537-8000
Topeka Phone: (785) 296-7360
Email: hawk@senate.state.ks.us

Kansas House of Representatives Find district map and web sites for all Senators and Representatives at: http://www.kslegislature.org

Sydney Carlin
District 66
1650 Sunny Slope Lane
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 539-6612
Topeka Phone: (785) 296-7657
Email: carlin@house.state.ks.us

Tom Phillips
District 67
1530 Barrington Drive
Manhattan, KS 66503
Phone: (785) 537-2194
opeka Phone: (785) 296-6014
Email: phillips@house.state.ks.us

Ron Highland
District 51
27487 Wells Creek Rd.
Wamego, KS 66547
Phone: (785) 456-9799
Topeka Phone: (785) 296-7310
Email: ron.highland@house.ks.gov

Susie Swanson
District 64
1422 5th Street
Clay Center, KS 67432
Phone: (785) 587-7483
Topeks Phone: (785) 296-7642
Email: susie.swanson@house.ks.gov

Riley County Leadership

Riley County Officials
http://www.rileycountyks.gov
County commission meetings are open to the public and are held every Monday and Thursday. Contact all the commissioners by email at bocc@rileycountyks.gov

County Commissioners (Term ends)

Ben Wilson/(January 2019)
District 1, Vice Chair
Email

Cell: 785-410-5244
Work: 785-565-6214

Marvin Rodriguez(January 2021)
District 2,Vice Chair
Email
P.O. Box 166,1288 Westloop,Manhattan, KS 66502

Cell: 785-307-8723
Work: 785-537-6357

Ron Wells (January 2021)
District 3
Home: (785) 537-1001
Business: 565-6213
Email: rwells@rileycountyks.gov

County Officers

Riley County Clerk: Rich Vargo
537-6301

Riley County Treasurer: Shilo Heger
537-6320

Riley County Attorney: Barry Wilkerson
537-6390

Riley County Appraiser: Greg McHenry
537-6310

Riley County Health Dept: Jennifer Green
776-4779

Riley County Register of Deeds: Debra Regester
785-537-6340

Riley County Police Department: Brad Schoen
537-2112x2190

Riley County Crime Stoppers:
539-7777

City of Manhattan Leadership

City Of Manhattan


http://www.cityofmhk.com

The City Commission's legislative meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month beginning at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave. They are broadcast live on Channel 3 and webcast on the City's website.
Agendas, minutes, & other news can be found on the website. You can also sign up for e-mail notifications. Contact city commissioners directly or through the City Manager's Office.

Current Commissioners:

Linda Morse (Mayor)
E-mail: morse@cityofmhk.com
City Office: (785) 587-2404
Home: 785-776-6140

Mike Dodson (Mayor Pro Tem)
dodson@cityofmhk.com
City Office: (785) 587-2404
Home: (785) 537-7577

Wynn Butler
butlerw@cityofmhk.com
Home: (785) 539-1979
Cell: (785) 317-2819

Jerred McKee
Jerredmckee@cityofmhk.com
City Office: (785) 587-2404
Home: (785) 317-1179

Usha Reddi
reddi@cityofmhk.com
Home: (785) 587-0798
Work: (785) 587-2080

City Officers

City Manager: Ron Fehr
fehr@cityofmhk.com
City of Manhattan
1101 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Work: (785) 587-2404

Planning & Zoning:Eric Cattell
587-2412

Code Services: Brad Claussen
587-4506

Landlord/Tenant Info:
587-2443

Development: Karen Davis
587-2412

Finance: Bernie Hayen
587-2465

Public Works: Rob Ott
587-2415

Parks & Rec:
587-2757

Utilities:
587-4530 After hours: 587-4550

Housing Authority:
776-8588

Animal Shelter:
587-2783

Manhattan USD #383 School Board and District Leadership

USD 383 Board of Education


http://www.usd383.org

The Board of Education meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. Public comment is invited at the beginning of each meeting. You must complete a form in order to speak.
Board of Education meetings are televised on local cable channel 20.

Current Board Members

Darell Edie President
785-532-8760
Darellje4@gmail.com

Curt Herrman , Vice President
785-410-6846
Mailme@curtherrman.com

David Colburn
785-537-0485
usd383.colburn@gmail.com

Jurdene Coleman
785-408-7224
usd383.coleman@gmail.com

Leah Fliter
785-587-9438
Usd383.fliter@gmail.com

Karla Hagemeister,
785-565-9583
Karla.usd383@gmail.com

Katrina Lewison
785-477-0762
Katrina.lewison383@gmail.com

Email all board members at: boe@manhattan.k12.ks.us

Unified School District Offices, #383, Manhattan, Kansas
785-587-2000

Superintendent: Dr. Marvin Wade
587-2000

Board Clerk: Diane Dennison
587-2000