Jerry Moran retains seat in U.S. Senate

Jerry Moran will represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate for at least six more years.

Moran, the incumbent running in the race for the Senate, defeated his opponents Patrick Wiesner and Robert Garrard.

Moran is the junior senator representing Kansas. Republican Pat Roberts, who was reelected in 2014, is the senior senator. Moran was first elected to the Senate in 2010.

Moran was raised in Plainville, located in Rooks County, which is located north of Hays on Highway 183. He attended Fort Hays State University and later the University of Kansas, where he completed a degree in economics. He later received his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.

Moran is married to his wife Robba and they live in Kansas. They have two daughters, Kelsey, a graduate of Kansas State University, and Alex, who is studying veterinary medicine at K-State.

Prior to serving in the Senate, Moran represented Kansas’s 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2011. Tim Huelskamp, who was defeated in the August primaries by challenger Roger Marshall, succeeded him. In addition, he served eight years in the Kansas State Senate, spending the last two years of his tenure as Majority Leader.

Moran has held several memberships on various committees in the Senate, including the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Banking, House and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

In the 2014 midterm elections, Moran served as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

According to his Senate biography, he returns home to Kansas each weekend to meet with his constituents.

Moran will serve Kansas in the Senate before being up for reelection in 2022.