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Michael Thomas Sawyer

Michael Thomas Sawyer, American former state legislator. Recipient David Scholar, University Nebraska, 1976, Recognition Scholar, Wichita State University, 1976, Letter of Appreciation, City of Wichita, 1980, Certified of award, Wichita Association of Colored Women's Club, 1980, Certified of Appreciation, Democratic National Committee, 1982.


  • Sawyer, Michael Thomas was born on April 15, 1958 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Son of John T. and Virginia Martinez Sawyer.

  • Career

    • Former state representative Dist 95, Kansas. Former ranking minority member Calendar & Printing Committee. Chief deputy company clerk Sedgwick Company, Kansas, 1978—1984, company clerk, 1984—1985.

      Member State Democratic Committee, 1978. President Wichita State Young Democratic, Kansas, 1979—1984. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1980.

      2nd vice president Human Resources Board, 1980—1981. Tres. 4th Congressional District Democratic Committee, 1980—1988, chairman, since 1988. Tres. Sedgwick Company Democratic Central Committee, 1982—1984, Wichita Community Housing Resources Board, since 1986.

      President Sedgewick County Young Democratic, 1984—1988. State president Young Democratic, Kansas, 1985—1986. State consultant Vertex Cost Systems, 1987.

      Member Finance Insts & Ins, Interstate Coop & Legislature Coordinator Coun Committee. House representative Kansas. Chairman State Democratic Party, 1999—2003.

      Owner Accounting Service. Member Kansas Parole Board, since 2009.


    • Co-author (with John T Sawyer): (book) Solar Tips.


    Baptists believe that it is important that every person, every individual discover the richness and incredible purity of a close relationship with God.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith.

    Denomination: American Baptist


    God meant for a person’s earthly happiness to be fulfilled through God given relationships.


    Member of America Diabetes Association (founding member, board member), Wichita Planned Parenthood, Shocker Athletic Scholar Organization, Westside Democratic Club, Progressive Democratic Quorum, Citizen Participation Organization, National Organization Women (chairman 1979).


    • father: John T.
    • mother: Virginia Martinez Sawyer
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    Born April 15, 1958
    (age 59)
    • 1978 - 1984
      chief deputy company clerk, Sedgwick Company
      Kansas, United States
    • 1978
      member, State Democratic Committee
    • 1979 - 1984
      president, Wichita State Young Democratic
      Kansas, United States
    • 1980
      delaware Democratic National Convention
    • 1980 - 1981
      2nd vice president, Human Resources Board
    • 1982 - 1984
      tres. Sedgwick Company Democratic Central Committee
    • 1984 - 1988
      president, Sedgewick County Young Democratic
    • 1985 - 1986
      state president, Young Democratic
      Kansas, United States
    • 1986
      tres. Sedgwick Company Democratic Central Committee
    • 1987
      state consultant, Vertex Cost Systems
    • 1999 - 2003
      chairman, State Democratic Party
    • 2009
      member, Kansas Parole Board
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