Richard Ranzau - Reform Party of Kansas Candidate for Governor


Richard Ranzau is a physician assistant in an orthopedic surgery practice in Wichita. He has three bachelor degrees from Wichita State University, and his wife Rachelle graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in occupational therapy. They have been married for 10 years and have three young children.

Shortly after graduating from Valley Center High School, Richard joined the Army Reserves and began college at Wichita State. He received his B.A. in Secondary Education in 1988 but took a job at Boeing as a computer analyst. After six years at Boeing, he returned to Wichita State and entered the physician assistant program. Richard graduated from the Physician Assistant program in 1997 and has been employed as a PA ever since. He had also continued to take Spanish classes after his graduation from high school, and ultimately received a B.A. in Spanish in 1999.

Richard developed his leadership skills throughout his service in the Army Reserves. The first 15 years were spent as a military policeman and included a 6 month tour of duty during the Gulf War in 1990. After becoming a physician assistant in the civilian world, Richard received a direct commission from the Army and served the next 6 years as a PA in the Reserves. He spent 15 months on active duty during the Iraq War from January 2003 through April 2004. During his deployment to Iraq, he provided medical treatment to Providing medical support in Iraq both coalition forces and prisoners of war at two different detention facilities. Richard received numerous awards and commendations throughout his career and retired after 21 years of service.

In his spare time Richard enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and fishing. He and his family attend Westlink Christian Church in Wichita.

See Also:
Richard Ranzau's Campaign Web-Site
Richard Ranzau's Blog