Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Former Sen. Jack Steineger passes away

By NICK SLOAN, NJSloan212@gmail.com

Former Kansas Senator Jack Steineger has passed away.

Steineger, the father of current Kansas Senator Chris Steineger, was 87 years old.

He served in the Kansas Legislature for 28 years and he developed a reputation of leadership and the ability to get things done, despite the fact he was in the minority party (Democratic Party) in his entire career.

Steineger spent 12 of his years serving as the Minority Leader in the Kansas Legislature.  According to a statement from the family, Steineger enjoyed tennis, skying and gardening.

He is survived by his wife Margaret, along with his four children.


Our thoughts and prayers are with the Steineger family. May this time be as peaceful as possible for the family.