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Laura Kelly
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 18th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2005
Preceded by Dave Jackson
Personal details
Born (1950-01-24) January 24, 1950 (age 64)
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ted Daughety
Residence Topeka, Kansas
Alma mater Bradley University
Indiana University
Religion Roman Catholic

Laura Kelly (born January 24, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 18th District since 2005. She is currently the Senate Assistant Minority Leader.

Personal life[edit]

Kelly was born in New York City. She studied at Bradley University where she earned a BS in Psychology, and at Indiana University where she earned a MS in Therapeutic Recreation.[1]

Political career[edit]

In late 2009 Kelly briefly considered a run for Kansas's 2nd congressional district.[2]

Issue positions[edit]

Priority issues for Kelly include:[3]

  • Education
  • Lower health care costs
  • Working with the public and with all levels of government for job creation

Committee assignments[edit]

Kelly serves on these legislative committees:[4]

  • Ways and Means, Ranking Minority
  • Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight
  • Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services Oversight
  • Judiciary
  • Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments and Benefits
  • Public Health and Welfare, Ranking Minority
  • Joint Committee on State Building Construction

[edit]

Legislation co-sponsored by Kelly includes:

  • A bill regarding the income tax[5]
  • A bill regarding retirement pensions[6]
  • A resolution supporting a U.S. laser program[7]

Group Ratings[edit]

Abortion:

  • Senator Kelly supported the interests of the Kansans for Life 17 percent in 2005.[8]

Budget, Spending, and Taxes:

  • Supported the interests of the Kansas Taxpayers Network 15 percent in 2005.[9]
  • Supported the interests of the Kansas Taxpayers Network 20 percent in 2006.[10]
  • Senator Kelly received a rating of 16.7 from the Kansas Taxpayers Network in 2007.[11]
  • Senator Kelly received a rating of 9.1 from the Kansas Taxpayers Network in 2008.[12]

Business and Consumers:

  • Senator Kelly supported the interests of the Kansas National Federation of Independent Business 100 percent (2005–2006) [13]
  • Senator Kelly received a rating of 67 from the Kansas National Federation of Independent Business (2007–2008) [14]

Education:

  • Senator Kelly supported the interests of the Kansas Association of School Boards 80 percent in 2005.[15]
  • Senator Kelly supported the interests of the Kansas Association of School Boards 67 percent in 2006.[16]

Past Endorsements[edit]

  • Kansas Sierra Club (2008) [17]
  • Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-America Missouri (2008) [18]
  • Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus (2008) [19]
  • Kansas National Education Association (2008) [20]

Major donors[edit]

Some of the top contributors to Kelly's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:[21]

Senate Democrats of Kansas, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee of Kansas, Laura Kelly (self-finance), Federation of Teachers/AFT, Astrazeneca, Kansas National Education Association, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association

Political parties were her largest donor group.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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169 news items

Fox News

Salina Post
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0700

Sen. Laura Kelly, left, and Rep. Jim Ward, the top Democrats on the KanCare Oversight Committee, on Monday requested that a special committee be appointed to study whether any legal or ethical boundaries were crossed when Gov. Sam Brownback's ...
 
Lawrence Journal World
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:20:31 -0700

Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, said that while the FBI is reportedly investigating whether criminal activity took place, the Legislature should also investigate possible violations of state ethics laws. "Those questions will likely only be answered by a formal ...

Belfast Newsletter

Belfast Newsletter
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:26:15 -0700

The home team were first to test the opposition goalkeeper when, in the 13th minute, Laura Kelly forced Rhiannan Murdy into a decent save following a penalty corner switch. Seven minutes later, at the other end, it was the turn of Lauren Hagan to ...

OCRegister

OCRegister
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:11:15 -0700

... board member Helen Timpe, San Juan Capistrano Mayor Pro Tem Larry Kramer, resale store manager Heather Green, Laura's House Executive Director Margaret Bayston, Laura's House Director of Operations Laura Kelly, board member Garrett Sleichter, ...
 
Orillia Packet & Times
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0700

Concerts include the Amity Piano Trio, Cecilia String Quartet, soprano Monica Whicher, Lance Anderson, pianist Michael Kim, Peter Tiefenbach and Orillia's own Doreen Uren Simmons, accompanying singers Laura Aylan-Parker (Laura Kelly, also an Orillian) ...
 
Wicked Local Provincetown
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:23:41 -0700

Harry Terkanian, town administrator, told the selectmen Tuesday that he has recently received two phone calls and one letter from people expressing concerns about NStar's spraying in Wellfleet. The calls were from Laura Kelly and Irene Goldman, the ...
 
News 12 Long Island
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:26:49 -0700

Second-graders in Port Jefferson learned about the heroes of Sept. 11 in class Thursday. Students at Edna Louise Spear Elementary school were told about the people who helped others during that tragic time. Teacher Laura Kelly told her students about ...
 
Knowledge Wharton Highschool
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:39:05 -0700

Laura Kelly owns The Handwork Studio, a needle arts and fashion studio for children in Narberth, Pa., that offers classes, parties, workshops and camp sessions. As a child, Kelly never attended camp. Now she spends the year running multiple winter ...
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