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Mr. Kenneth Willard
24 Dakota Drive
Hutchinson, KS 67502
(620) 669-0498 (home)

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  • Represents the following school districts in central Kansas, District 7
  • First term on State Board, 2003
  • Committee Assignments - Extraordinary Need State Aid Review Committee, Kansas Foundation for Excellence/Kansas Teacher of the Year representative, Kansas Volunteer Commission, Kansans Can School Redesign Advisory Committee
  • Past President of the National Association of State Boards of Education and past NASBE Secretary/Treasurer; 2016 NASBE Distinguished Service Award recipient
  • Former Board of Education member for USD 309 Nickerson/South Hutchinson

Mr. Willard is a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. He is retired from the insurance business after serving 33 years — 14 years as an agent and 19 as an Agency Sales Manager. Mr. Willard earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Washburn University. He is active in his church, and with school and community organizations. He and his wife Deanna live in Hutchinson.

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Peggy Hill

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