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Mark Samsel biography: 13 things about lawyer from Wellsville, Kansas

Mark Samsel is a white man from Kansas, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born and raised in Wellsville, Franklin County, Kansas. (a)
  2. He went to Wellsville High School. As a child and teenager, he played soccer competitively. (a) (b)
  3. He was 14 years old when he had his first summer job. He worked maintenance for $5.15 per hour. (a)
  4. On September 11, 2001, he was on the brick streets of Wellsville with lines for gasoline stretching the length of town. (a)
  5. In 2007, he graduated from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Saline County, Missouri, USA where he earned his degrees in public administration, business administration and political science. (a) (b) (c)
  6. From May 2008 to June 2020, he was a partner at Lathrop & Gage LLP in Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas. (c)
  7. In 2010, he earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas. (a)
  8. He loves travelling. He has visited Germany, Italy and Spain. (a)
  9. He is a fan of the Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Sporting Kansas City. He owns a 2015 World Series baseball autographed and given to him by Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy. (a)
  10. He is a Republican. On January 1, 2019, he became a member of the Kansas House of Representatives representing District 5. He was reelected on November 3, 2020 and his term ends on January 8, 2023. (c)
  11. He owns Samsel Law LLC, which he established in Wellsville on July 1, 2020. (c)
  12. On April 28, 2021, as a substitute teacher at the Wellsville school district’s secondary school, he discussed masturbation, sex, suicide and the Bible to his high school students. He was accused of putting hands on a male student and kneeing the student in the crotch. (d)
  13. He was 36 years old when he was arrested, charged with misdemeanor battery and booked into the Franklin County Adult Detention Center in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas. He was later released on $1,000 bond. (d)



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