Raised on a dairy farm in Washington County Kansas, Alan LaPolice is a true fifth-generation Kansan. He grew up operating the dairy and working 1,200 acres of beans, wheat, milo and corn. Alan worked that farm every day until he left for the United States Army where he served as an Infantryman in the First Gulf War. He fought bravely in the largest tank battle in U.S. history. He was awarded Battalion Top Gun for his skills as a Bradley Gunner, the youngest in his brigade to ever receive this honor. He was then stationed at the National Training Center where he prepared U.S. soldiers for desert combat.
After his military service, Alan earned his BA from U.C. Berkeley. He worked in various jobs, both in the public and private sector and eventually he settled on a career in education. He spent six years teaching English, ESL, Literature, Government, Civics and Algebra. He was hand-picked to be principal for a drop-out recovery high school and for four years, he helped hundreds of students that society had deemed unworthy, to receive high school diplomas. He went on to earn two Masters Degrees and became a district superintendent. During his time as superintendent, he made major positive reforms in the district and proved his fiscal responsibility by taking a massive budget deficit and turning it into a surplus, all while increasing faculty and staff positions. He also created an entire music and art program, he enhanced the outdoor, hands-on science program, he tripled the district technology and he developed a physical education program, again all while maintaining the budget.
Alan served as a member of his local school board, USD 224. He’s been Senior Vice-Commander at VFW post 7515 and Sergeant-at-Arms for American Legion Post 76 and he served on state and district committees for both organizations. For two years, he was president for the local Lions club and he has been a Reader and Greeter for St. John’s Catholic Church in Clyde. Immediately after he very nearly defeated Tim Huelskamp in 2014, he worked at the Cloud County Coop handling grain trucks during harvest and mixing feed for neighboring farmers. Alan also worked as Retention Specialist and College Skills Coordinator for Cloud County Community College. Alan's strong work ethic was developed on the farm. Alan’s primary focus is as father to Joslin, Juliet, and Charlotte and as loving husband to Sonia.
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