TOPEKA (KSNT) – Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. will retire after six-years.

Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman served with his father in the Kansas Senate.

The elder Ryckman also served in the House from 2011 through 2016, when he decided not to seek reelection. He and his son served together in the House for four years, starting in 2013.

Ryckman grew up in western Kansas but lives in Olathe.