Governor Sam Brownback was born in Garnett, Kansas to Robert and Nancy Brownback in 1956. He quickly learned the value of hard work, responsibility, and family at a young age while working with his sister and brothers on their family farm near Parker, Kansas. He began his career in leadership when he was elected state president of the Future Farmers of America, and then the national vice-president of the FFA.
After graduating from Prairie View High School in 1974, Sam attended Kansas State University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics in 1978, and went on to the University of Kansas Law School.
Four years later he became the youngest Secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture in state history.
In 1994, Sam was elected by Kansans to Congress from the Second District. Two years later, he won a seat in the U.S Senate, and served there until 2010.
In 2010 Sam returned to his roots in Kansas where he was elected governor. In his second term, Sam and his administration aim to grow the Kansas economy by lowering the tax burden for small businesses and encouraging U.S. companies to explore corporate opportunities in Kansas.
Governor Brownback is working to make Kansas the best state in America to raise a family and grow a business.