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Jeremy Dannebohm

Born on the plains of Kansas, Jeremy “Basil” Dannebohm is a former freelance writer, speaker, consultant, and public servant.

During his professional career Dannebohm served in several high-profile public relations and marketing positions primarily within the travel, tourism, newspaper, television, and radio industries.

In September 2012, Dannebohm was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease. Later that year, he chose to step away from the corporate world and returned to Kansas after residing in California. 

After returning to his home state, Dannebohm became a sought-after speaker and consultant on rural economic development, and tourism. He served as Governor Sam Brownback’s appointee to the Kansas Commission for Disability Concerns and the Kansas Library Commission. Additionally, he served as administrator of his hometown’s Chamber of Commerce.

In 2014, Dannebohm was becoming a respected political consultant and civic leader. It wasn’t long before he was tapped to run for public office. After much hesitation, he eventually submitted and became the only non-incumbent candidate to run unopposed during the 2014 election. He was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 113th District.


Representative Dannebohm introduced HB 2136, which reinstated the Homestead Tax Credit for renters. He also sponsored HB2041, the Parkinson's disease public awareness and education act. He co-sponsored HCR5010, making an application to the U.S. congress to call a convention of the states; and HR6009, designating February 10, 2015, as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day at the Capitol.

On February 24, 2015, after serving only 42 days as a legislator, Dannebohm resigned citing health reasons. Shortly after leaving office, Dannebohm worked on several projects aimed at promoting Parkinson's disease awareness.  


Though he had left behind a career in politics, Dannebohm observed that the political divide was increasing at an alarming rate. In an effort to understand both sides, Dannebohm became politically "independent" and acquainted himself with various causes and concerns - both secular and religious. After thorough research and often first-hand involvement, he concluded that modernism in both religion and society, has led to a disregard for the sanctity of human life, an assault on the traditional definition of gender and family dynamic, an increase in violence, persecution, divisiveness, confusion, and despair.

In 2021, Mr. Dannebohm stepped away from most forms of distraction and now leads a quasi-eremitical life of reading, writing, and prayer in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He no longer accepts invitations for interviews or speaking engagements on secular or political matters and does not engage in discussion or debate regarding his views and opinions - secular, political, religious, or otherwise.

"I do not care very much what men say of me, provided that God approves of me."

-- Sir. Thomas More

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