Born on West Pine Street, Independence, Kansas, in his grandmother’s living room. Son of Glen and Lavon Emert. Has resided in Independence since birth.
Married to Barbara Meitner Emert. Has three adult children, Kate, Babs and Jennifer.
Graduate of Independence High School
Associate of Arts Degree from Independence Community College
Journalism Degree from University of Kansas
Law Degree from University of Kansas School of Law
St. Andrews Catholic Church, Independence, Kansas
Retired Attorney from Emert Chubb Reynolds, LLC.
USD 446 - Independence, Kansas, Board of Education (16 years)
Elected to Kansas State Board of Education (5 years); served 2 years as Chairman
Elected to Kansas State Senate (8 years)
Appointed to Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission; served 1 year as Chairman
Appointed by Governor Mark Parkinson to Kansas Board of Regents (4 years); served 1 year as Chairman
Independence Land Bank
Independence Historical Museum & Arts Center
Four County Mental Health
Disability Rights Center of Kansas