Gene Rardin

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Gene Rardin
Kansas House of Representatives District 16
Former representative
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Teacher
Gene Rardin was a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 16th District. He served from 2007-2011.

Prior to his election, Rardin worked a diverse number of jobs including as a teacher with the Shawnee Mission District, a project engineer for Kansas City Power and Light, and a telecommunications manager. In addition, he has owned his own Career Consulting and Training Business for 14 years.[1]

He received degrees in Education and Electrical Engineering from Kansas University, and also has an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri in Kansas City.

Rardin and wife Juanita have been married for 44 years. They have two children and three grandchildren.

Policy Positions

Rardin's website lists his legislative priorities as quality education, affordable health care for every Kansan, low and fair taxes, and encouraging the local economy.[2]

Rardin refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[3]

  • H 2245 Fair credit reporting act, credit freeze. 02/05/2009
  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 01/23/2009[4]

Committee assignments

While a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, Rardin served on the following committees:



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rardin lost his bid for re-election to the 16th District seat against Amanda Grosserode (R). Rardin had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]


On November 4, 2008, Rardin was re-elected to the 16th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Jim Yonally (R).[6] Rardin raised $56,334 for his campaign, while Yonally raised $13,713.[7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 16
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngGene Rardin (D) 5,522 50.4%
Jim Yonally (R) 5,431 49.5%

Campaign donors

In 2008 Rardin collected $56,334 in donations.[8]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Rardin, Gene $10,000
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce $1,150
Kansas Medical Society $1,000
Carpenters District Council of Kansas City & Vicinity $1,000

Contact information

Capitol Office

Room: DSOB

Phone: 785-296-7698


External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 16
Succeeded by
Amanda Grosserode (R)