Sen. Ed Berger is the current interim general manager of the Kansas State Fair.
Berger is a life-long Kansan and grew up on a small family farm in Harvey County. He attended Hutchinson Community College and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wichita State University and a doctorate in education from Kansas State University.
He was a member of the charter faculty at Seward County Community College in 1969 and served as Dean of Continuing Education at both Seward County and Hutchinson Community Colleges before becoming president at HCC, a position he held for 23 years.
Berger was elected to the Kansas Senate in 2016 to represent District 34, which includes Reno and Kingman counties.
Berger and his wife Carol live in Hutchinson and have two adult sons.