Dodson Files For Re-Election to Kansas House

Mike Dodson

Manhattan, Kansas – State Representative Mike Dodson has filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives, District 67. Mike is a retired Lieutenant General and former Mayor of Manhattan. Dodson was first elected to the seat in 2020. The 67th House district includes the western portion of the city of Manhattan and Riley County. 

“It has been an honor to serve my friends and neighbors in the Kansas House and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to meet with as many as possible to better understand their priorities for our community and our state,” said Dodson. 

Dodson serves as a member of the Elections Committee, Veterans and Military Committee, Insurance and Pensions Committee and the Commerce Labor and Economic Development Committee.   

“I’ve been fighting for local control and strategic investments to set Kansas up for success,” said Dodson. “We have a duty to invest in the children, infrastructure and health care in Kansas and our budget surplus now makes that possible.” 

Mike and his wife, Diane retired to Manhattan after a 37-year career in the United States Army, which included two tours at Fort Riley, one as Commanding General. In 2015, Mike, a lifelong Republican, was elected to the Manhattan City Commission, served three years as commissioner and one year as Mayor.  Mike also served as Chairman of the Riley County Law Board.    

Mike and his wife Diane have been married 57 years. They have three adult daughters and two grandchildren. He holds a master’s degree in engineering from Kansas State University. He is a past President of Manhattan Rotary, a member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Little Apple Military Brigade, and former Chairman of the National Armed Services YMCA.