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Kansas House member from Wichita steps down

Kansas House member from Wichita steps down

By George Lawson. CREATED Oct 31, 2013

Kansas Rep. Phil Hermanson has announced he is resigning his seat in the 98th House District. Hermanson said he's stepping down to focus on "God, my wife and family."  

Hermanson married Rhonda Riggs in September, and recently started a new job with Simon Palmer Properties.  

Hermanson has served in the Kansas House since 2009. He expressed thanks to the people in the 98th District and the state of Kansas for allowing him to serve in the Legislature.

The 98th District covers a portion of south Wichita and part of Haysville. Republican precinct members from the district will have to choose a new House member to serve the remaining year of Hermanson's term.