Republican J. Basil Dannebohm is a sixth generation Kansan. His paternal great-great-great grandfather, George Dannebohm, settled in Stafford, Kansas in the late 1870′s. The Dannebohm family moved to Southern Barton County, near Ellinwood, Kansas, toward the end of the Nineteenth Century. His maternal great-great-great grandfather, Jacob Herrman, was a Volga German who was one of the founding fathers of Liebenthal, Kansas.
Dannebohm is proud of his Kansas roots, though he recognizes that the rural way of life faces numerous challenges. He’s ready to fight for those who call the small towns and back roads of Kansas home.