Representative-elect J. Basil Dannebohm (R-Ellinwood) 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.

Over the course of his professional career as a  writer, speaker and consultant, Dannebohm has worked with an international clientele, including the software industry, real estate, radio, television, newspapers, magazines, religious and non-profit organizations, film festivals, tourism and entertainment venues.

In the summer of 2012 Basil was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. Since that time, he has been an advocate for Parkinson’s Disease research, treatment and awareness.

Dannebohm is proud of his Kansas roots, though he recognizes that the rural way of life faces numerous challenges. He’s proud to be the voice of those who call the small towns and back roads of Kansas home.


The Kansas House of Representatives, District 113 includes the following:

• Pratt and Stafford Counties

• Barton County
Cities: Ellinwood and Pawnee Rock
Townships: Comanche, Lakin and Pawnee Rock

• Pawnee County
Townships: Logan, River and Valley Center

• Rice County
Cities: Alden, Chase, Lyons and Raymond
Townships: Atlanta Bell, Center, Harrison, Lincoln, Pioneer,
Raymond and Valley