County Commissioner - District One
Commissioner Addis represents District One, covering roughly the eastern half of Labette County and two precincts in Parsons. Addis was first elected in 1982 and is currently serving his tenth consecutive term making him the senior county commissioner in Kansas. His family has resided in Labette County since 1869. Descended from Revolutionary War soldier Frederick Eisenhauer who was killed serving with General George Washington at the Battle of Germantown on October 4th, 1777, Addis maintains a strong patriotic profile.
At 17, he joined the U.S. Marines serving two combat tours in Vietnam. After his return he attended Labette Community College and the University of Kansas. Upon his election he has been quite active in legislative initiatives for Kansas Counties and is past president of the Kansas County Commissioners Association. From 2000-2005, Addis served as the Kansas Representative on the Board of Directors to the National Association of Counties and likewise served during the same period on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Association of Counties.
County Commissioner-District 2
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Terry Weidert is a life long resident of Labette County. He graduated from Labette County High School, Labette Community College, and Kansas State University with a degree in Agronomy.
He is retired from Dayton Superior Corporation. During his 35-year career he held several different positions, ultimately being named the Director of Manufacturing of 9 plants in several states. Today he is actively involved in farming and managing a commercial cow/calf operation.
Terry married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Carlson. They have two adult daughters and five grandchildren.
In December 2021, Terry was appointed to fill a vacated commission seat effective January 2022.
County Commissioner-District Three
Cole Proehl grew up in southeast Kansas before attending college in Lawrence and graduating from the University of Kansas. After college, Cole worked in corporate finance and consumer lending in Georgia and Florida. Once returning to Kansas he worked in community banking in southeast and central Kansas before settling back in Parsons in 2011. He currently owns and operates a real estate management company which owns and manages property throughout Labette County. Cole ran a successful campaign for election for term beginning January 2021 but was later appointed by Governor Kelly to complete a vacant commission seat starting in October 2020.