William (Bill) Clifford (R-SH122)
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Capitol: 785.296.7447
FAX: 785.296.1153
District: 620.275.4317
Representative
Room 165-W Kansas State Capitol 300 SW Tenth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1504

District Office:
102 Drury Lane
Garden City, KS 67846
Elected: 11/22/2021    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Jean Clifford   
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Veterans and Military
MemberHouse Committee on Local Government
Counties Representing
Finney / Grant / Greeley / Hamilton / Haskell / Kearny

Bio

Physician at Fry Eye Associates Trustee at Large at American Academy of Ophthalmology Commissioner at Finney County, Kansas Studied MBA - Master in Business Administration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Studied Computer science at U.S. Air Force Academy Went to Immaculata High School (New Jersey) Studied M.D. at University of Southern California Lives in Garden City, Kansas From Garden City, Kansas Joined April 2015 Clifford is the third candidate to enter the race for the district and the second from Finney County. Former Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann of Salina and former teacher Kali Barnett of Garden City have also thrown their hats in the ring. Marshall announced last weekend he will not seek re-election, instead making a bid for the U.S. Senate.

Current chairman of the Finney County Commission and president of the Finney County Republicans, Clifford has previously served on other local government boards, including the Garden City Community College Board of Trustees, Garden City Airport Advisory Board and a committee vying for construction of a new high school in Garden City. He served in the military for 10 years, the last four as a fighter jet pilot in Germany.

Today he lives just outside Garden City with his wife, a veteran and member of the Kansas State Board of Education. They have six children, five of whom are adopted. Clifford is an ophthalmologist, or eye surgeon, at Fry Eye Associates in Garden City.

Clifford said the board of trustees taught him about governance and the county commission about being mindful with taxpayer dollars and working with the state and federal governments. Because of his public positions and work at Fry Eye, he has traveled to Washington, D.C., multiple times a year, sometimes in service of his patients and at other times in service of his constituents, he said.