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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) recently promoted Will Ruder to serve as his legislative director. He will direct all policymaking and continue to be based in Sen. Moran’s Washington, D.C., office. 

“I’m delighted a fellow Plainville kid is leading our legislative efforts on behalf of Kansans in the nation’s capital,” Sen. Moran said. “Will’s approachability makes him a perfect fit to lead our policy team, and his depth of knowledge and understanding of issues – from energy to banking to agriculture – is impressive. In his new role, he will continue to make certain Kansas’ interests are represented.”

“It is an honor to continuing to serve Kansans as Senator Moran’s legislative director,” Ruder said. “I am committed to putting policies in place that address the unique challenges facing rural America. My Plainville roots certainly keep me grounded and the values instilled by my family, hometown neighbors and friends guide my efforts in the nation’s capital.”

Ruder graduated from Plainville High School in 2003, and has previously worked as the financial services and energy policy advisor for Sen. Moran. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Kansas State University.