John Toplinkar
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 15th district
Assumed office
2019
Preceded byErin Davis
In office
1992–2002
Personal details
BornOlathe, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Kansas (BA)
Washburn University (JD)

John Toplikar is an American politician serving as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from the 15th district. Elected in 2018, he assumed office in 2019.

Early life and education

Toplikar was born and raised in Olathe, Kansas. After attending Johnson County Community College, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Kansas and a Juris Doctor from the Washburn University School of Law.[1]

Career

From 1989 to 1991, Toplikar was a city official in Olathe. He was elected to the Johnson County Commission in 2003. Toplinkar served as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 1992 to 2002. Toplinkar has also worked as a carpenter and contractor.[2] In 2014, he was an unsuccessful candidate for Kansas Insurance Commissioner, placing fifth in the Republican primary.[3] In the 2018 election, Toplikar ran unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democratic nominee Chris Haulmark in the November general election.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "John Toplikar". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2020-12-20.
  2. ^ "Representative John Toplikar | Legislators | Kansas State Legislature". www.kslegislature.org. Retrieved 2020-12-20.
  3. ^ "Health care law is top issue in 5-way primary for Kansas insurance commissioner". LJWorld.com. Retrieved 2020-12-20.
  4. ^ "The Latest: Deaf House candidate loses amid allegations". AP NEWS. 2018-11-07. Retrieved 2020-12-20.
  5. ^ "Kansas Democrats spurn deaf candidate over abuse allegations". AP NEWS. 2018-10-03. Retrieved 2020-12-20.