Departing Kansas Rep. Fred Patton takes stock of service

Hosted By: Tim Carpenter - October 16, 2023


Outgoing state Rep. Fred Patton spent years serving at the Statehouse and on a school board. Years juggling complex issues of deep public interest left him a changed person. Not the kind of overwhelming personal transformation associated with huge egos and bright lights of the nation’s political epicenter in Washington, D.C. No, Patton’s realm was the Seaman school district north of Topeka and the domed Capitol in downtown Topeka.

Keep reading:

Patton departs elective Kansas politics holding to centrist roots, less burdened by critics

Auto-generated transcript of this podcast


Fred Patton

Former Kansas representative

Tim Carpenter

Kansas Reflector senior reporter