Overland Park & Leawood

May 21, 2013 6:41 PM

Ray Merrick: Speaking for the outsiders

While Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick’s sphere of influence is dryly — and fondly — referred to as “Raymerricka,” it connotes an image in the statehouse of the Johnson Countian’s conservative leanings and his ability to build a life for himself out of poverty.

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