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Archive for Sunday, July 30, 2000

3rd Dist U.S. House of Representatives (R)

July 30, 2000

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Phill Kline

The conservative Shawnee lawyer has been in the Kansas House since 1993.

Kline, 40, once had his own political talk show on KMBZ radio in Kansas City, Mo.

He was named Kansas Legislator of the Year by the state's developmentally disabled and the Kansas Community Mental Health Center in 1999. The National Federation of Independent Business gave him the Guardian of Business Award for legislative leadership. The Kansas Taxpayers Network also gave him special recognition.

He and wife, Deborah, have a daughter, Hillary, 8. He was chairman of Corporate Woods Jazz Festival for five years.

He is on boards for the American Cancer Society Gala, Heart to Heart International and Central Church of the Nazarene. His bachelor's degree is from Central Missouri State University, his law degree from Kansas University.

Gary Morsch

The Olathe physician, 39, founded Heart to Heart International, a medical relief organization that teams with drug companies and religious groups to address medical needs in the United States and abroad.

He also founded Physicians Who Care. Member doctors provide family practice and emergency services in rural Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.

A graduate of Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma, he attended University of Oklahoma Medical School. In 1993, he left his full-time practice in Olathe to devote more time to Heart to Heart.

He has been on numerous corporate, community and church boards. He has received various humanitarian, community leadership and medical awards.

An Army reservist, he spent a week with his surgical hospital unit near the end of the primary campaign and may go with the unit to Kosovo later this year.

He and his wife, Vickie, have four children. They are members of the College Church of the Nazarene.

Greg Musil

The 43-year-old Overland Park lawyer has endorsements from Gov. Bill Graves and other GOP moderates.

He began a private law practice in 1987 and in 1992 became a director with Shughart, Thomson and Kilroy, P.C. His law degree was from the University of Virginia and his bachelor's degree is from Kansas State University.

He was assistant to former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker for four years. He was her Kansas campaign chairman in 1990 and in 1998 was chairman of Graves' Johnson County re-election campaign. That year he also was elected chairman of the Johnson County Republican Party.

He was elected to the Overland Park City Council in 1993 and again in 1997. Last year he became the council's president.

He is married to Kathleen Sloan. They have two daughters. The couple has been active in various civic activities, including Johnson County Community College scholarship efforts and raising funds for a child abuse prevention and education organization.

Musil has served on the Kansas Hospital Assn. board and is a member of the Wyandotte Health Foundation.

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