Crum to retire from Kansas House

Rep. David Crum (KSN File Photo)
Rep. David Crum (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – A south-central Kansas Republican is retiring from his seat in the state House of Representatives and will not seek re-election this fall.

Rep. David Crum of Augusta has decided to leave the Legislature after serving for eight years.

Crum has served as chairman of the House Health and Human Services Committee and the Bob Bethel Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services and KanCare Oversight. KanCare is the state’s privatized Medicaid program for the poor, elderly and disabled.

Crum is a retired optometrist. He joins House Taxation Committee Chairman Richard Carlson of St. Marys among Republicans not seeking re-election in the fall. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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