|Kansas House of Representatives District 16|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
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.
He received degrees in Education and Electrical Engineering from Kansas University, and also has an MBA 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.
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.
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?"
- 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
While a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, Rardin served on the following committees:
- Taxation Committee, House of Representatives
- Transportation Committee, House of Representatives
- Education Budget Committee, House of Representatives
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.
On November 4, 2008, Rardin was re-elected to the 16th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Jim Yonally (R).  Rardin raised $56,334 for his campaign, while Yonally raised $13,713. 
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 16|
|Gene Rardin (D)||5,522||50.4%|
|Jim Yonally (R)||5,431||49.5%|
In 2008 Rardin collected $56,334 in donations.
Four of his largest contributors were:
|Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce||$1,150|
|Kansas Medical Society||$1,000|
|Carpenters District Council of Kansas City & Vicinity||$1,000|
- Gene Rardin's Official website
- Kansas Legislature - Gene Rardin
- Project Vote Smart Bio
- Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile
- Kansas Votes profile
- Campaign contributions: 2006, 2008
- Gene Rardin on Facebook
- Gene Rardin - State Representative Biography
- Gene Rardin - State Representative Issues
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Rardin Issue Positions
- Kansas Legislature - Bills Introduced by Gene Rardin
- Official Kansas House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010
- 2008 Kansas Election Results
- Kansas House of Representatives, 2008 Money Raised
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions
|Kansas House of Representatives District 16
| Succeeded by|
Amanda Grosserode (R)
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