Alan Jilka for United States Congress
United States Congress
First District | Kansas

Welcome to Alan Jilka for US Congress

A former three-term Mayor of Salina, Kansas, Alan Jilka's family roots go back more than 130 years in the First Congressional District.

His mother's family settled in Saline and Ottawa Counties in the 1870s where, for more than four generations, they have raised wheat, corn, soybeans and alfalfa, as well as hogs and cattle.

Alan's paternal great-grandparents emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Ellsworth County, near Black Wolf, in 1878. They grew wheat until his Grandfather opened Jilka Furniture in downtown Salina in 1923, which remains one of the oldest and best-known family businesses in Western Kansas.

In 1995 Alan returned home to Kansas to join his family's retail furniture business and launch his career in local politics.

In April 1997 he was elected to the first of three four-year terms on the Salina City Commission. His successful tenure as Mayor and on the City Commission was highlighted by an unprecedented number of major capital improvement projects for the community and small business.

In April 2009 Alan stepped down from the Salina City Commission after twelve years and three terms as Mayor. He is one of only two individuals in the history of Salina to serve three separate stints as Mayor.

On October 1, 2009, Alan Jilka launched his campaign to represent the First Congressional District of Kansas.

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Reception/Hutchinson | Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Date:  Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Time:  6:30 - 8 p.m.
Description:  Please call the office at 785-833-2022 for additional details
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Forum/Ellsworth | Saturday, October 16, 2010

Date:  Saturday, October 16, 2010
Time:  8 p.m.
Location:   Ellsworth
Description:  In the community room of the Ellsworth Municipal Golf Course, 900 E 2nd St. 6:30 p.m. - reception for 108th District candidates
8 p.m. - forum with First District Congressional candidates.
9 p.m. - 30-minute reception.
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Reception/Cimmaron | Monday, October 18, 2010

Date:  Monday, October 18, 2010
Description:  Alan will be at a reception in Cimmaron.
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Meet & Greet/Norton | Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Date:  Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Time:  7:30 to 8:45 a.m.
Location:   Town & Country Kitchen, Norton
Description:  Alan will meet with locals over breakfast.
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Meet & Greet/Goodland | Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Date:  Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Time:  5 to 6:30 p.m.
Location:   Crazy R's Bar & Grill, 1618 Main St, Goodland
Description:  Meet and greet with Alan in Goodland
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Reception/McPherson | Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Date:  Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Time:  11 a.m. to noon
Location:   The Well, 101 N. Main, McPherson
Description:  Please join us for a reception with Alan Wednesday morning from 11 a.m. to noon at The Well, 101 N. Mian, McPhertson
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LWV forum/Salina | Thursday, October 21, 2010

Date:  Thursday, October 21, 2010
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Contact Alan Jilka

Phone Contact

(785) 833-2022

Mailing Address

Jilka for Congress
P.O. Box 2121
Salina, KS 67402-2121

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Key Dates

Election date:
  • General - November 2, 2010
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