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Samuel Dale Brownback was born on 12 September 1956, in Garnett, Kansas USA, of German descent, and is a politician and diplomat, best known for being the 46th Governor of Kansas. He’s served in the position since 2011, and is a member of the Republican Party. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Sam Brownback? As of late-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in politics. He also served in the US House of Representatives for the 2nd congressional district, and in the Senate. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Sam Brownback Net Worth $10 million
Sam grew up in a farming family, and was heavily involved with the Future Farmers of America (FFA), serving as the president of his local and state chapters before becoming FFA vice- president from 1996 to 1997. He attended Kansas State University, and became the student body president there. He graduated in 1979, and then worked as a radio broadcaster for KSAC for some time, before completing his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas in 1982.
Brownback worked as an attorney, and in 1986 became the Kansas Secretary of Agriculture. Four years later, he was accepted into the White House Fellow program which led him to the Office of the US Trade Representative, becoming the Secretary of Agriculture until 1993. The following year, he was elected to the US House of Representatives and would stay there for three years before winning the special election for the US Senate, defeating Sheila Frahm.
Sam would go on to win two more general elections to the Senate, and was a member of several committees, including the Judiciary Committee, Joint Economic Committee, and the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. He led the effort to enact the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in 2000 alongside Congressman Chris Smith, allowing stronger enforcement against trafficking cases. In 2006, he formed an exploratory committee which would lead to his presidential bid, stressing his fiscal conservatism throughout his campaign, but didn’t have strong support during campaigning, and eventually dropped out of the race, going on to support John McCain’s campaign.
In 2009 Brownback filed paperwork with the intention of running for governor of Kansas, going on to win the campaign with 63.3% of the vote. He focused on a platform that included increased spending on education, a proposed tax reform, and would also sign three anti-abortion bills in 2011. He made a very controversial move to try and eliminate the Kansas Arts Commission by executive order, and controversies would continue with him signing a finance bill for the education sector, eliminating mandatory due process hearings. He also declined a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, in order to set up an insurance exchange for the planned federal health care reform law. In 2012, he would go on to make one of the biggest income tax cuts in the history of the state, which had mixed reception, however, he would win his next gubernatorial campaign in 2014 against Paul Davis. In 2017, he was nominated as the US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom for the Trump Administration.
For his personal life, it is known that Brownback married Mary Stauffer – the Stauffer family previously owned Stauffer Communications until its 1995 sale. They have five children, two of whom are adopted. Brownback converted to Catholicism in 2002.