Ralph DeZago

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Ralph DeZago
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City Prosecutor for Junction City, Kansas
Former officeholder
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Ralph DeZago is a former City Prosecutor for Junction City, Kansas. On July 10, 2009, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, challenging Democrat Stephen Six, who was appointed by then-Governor Kathleen Sebelius in 2008.[1] DeZago lost the Republican nomination to State Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt in the state's primary on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, receiving a little under twenty-four percent of the vote.


  • Bachelor's degree, Fordham University
  • Master's degree, Kansas State University (1977)
  • Juris Doctorate degree, University of Kansas (1981)

Professional experience

Upon receiving his bachelor's degree, DeZago joined the United States Army, serving as an airborne Armor Officer from 1971 until 1975. After he was honorably discharged and graduated from law school, he was named as Chief Public Defender for the 8th Judicial District of Kansas and then later worked as Chief Public Defender for North Central Kansas, where he remained for eighteen years. In 2003, he was appointed as an assistant to the State Attorney General's Office. Four years later, DeZago became city prosecutor for Junction City, Kansas.



See also: Kansas Attorney General election, 2010
2010 Race for Attorney General - Republican Primary[2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Derek Schmidt 76.4%
     Republican Party Ralph DeZago 23.6%
Total Votes 273,104


DeZago currently resides in Herington, Kansas with his wife, Cathy.

Contact information


Campaign Address:
Ralph DeZago for Kansas Attorney General
P.O. Box 41
Manhattan, KS 66502

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