Last updated on: 1/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Sam Brownback, JD Biography

Title:
US Senator (R-KS)
Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Oct. 19, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to medical marijuana issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • United States Senator (R-KS), 1997-present
  • United States Congressman (2nd Congressional District of Kansas), 1994-1996
  • White House Fellow detailed to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, 1990-1991
  • Kansas Secretary of Agriculture, 1986-1993
  • Vice Chair, Riley County Republican Party, 1984
  • Air Force Caucus
  • Army Caucus
  • Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • Co-Chair, Congressional Wireless Caucus
  • Co-Chair, Human Rights Caucus
  • Co-Chair, Senate Cancer Coalition
  • Co-Founder, Senate Fiscal Watch Team
  • Senate National Guard Caucus
  • Chair, Senate Values Action Team
  • Co-Chair, Silk Road Caucus
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Joint Economic Committee
  • Helsinki Commission
  • Treasurer, Kansas Day Club, 1985-1986
  • Co-Founder, Student Forum on Faith & Values Leadership
Education:
  • JD, University of Kansas, 1982
  • BS, Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 1979
Other:
  • 108 votes missed (39.0 percent of 277 total votes), during the 110th Congress (as of July 26, 2007)