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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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154 news items

Kansas.com

Kansas.com
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:38:45 -0700

Over a 24-month period that ended in mid-2014, 147 Butler County kids went to the home, said Laura Kelly, director of the home's community relations and volunteer services. “We needed a home in our community,” Satterfield said. A breakthrough came in ...
 
Tribune-Review
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:03:45 -0700

Pitt junior Laura Kelly, a resident assistant at the Litchfield Tower A dormitory, was participating in her third Make a Difference Day. She was one of 20 students in East McKeesport weeding the landscape of the main ingress along Fifth and Josephine ...
 
Salina.com
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:26:15 -0700

Sheila Frahm and current Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, both Republicans, and Democrats Jill Docking, who is running for lieutenant governor, and state Sen. Laura Kelly. In Kansas, Flentje said, the income tax was instituted in the 1930s under ...
 
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:00 -0700

Companies need an automated and accurate way to solve these challenges,” said Laura Kelly, Chief Product Officer, Dun & Bradstreet. “As companies face increasingly rigorous regulatory requirements, they require a fool proof way to centralize ...
 
Hutchinson News
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:59:39 -0700

Sam Brownback's “Roadmap for Kansas” by Republicans Rochelle Chronister, Sandy Praeger and Sheila Frahm and Democrats Joan Wagnon, Laura Kelly and, originally, Jill Docking, who has since moved on to become Democrat gubernatorial candidate ...

Brentwood Gazette

Brentwood Gazette
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:30:00 -0700

TWENTY-SEVEN women piled into a Brentwood flat to drink champagne and eat cakes on Saturday – all in aid of charity. Laura Kelly, 48, allowed friends into her Sovereign Court flat to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care. The quirky idea quite literally ...
 
Salina Post
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:53:13 -0700

Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, said she thought Wheelen was being generous in his praise of lawmakers, because while they had not tried to transfer money from the stabilization fund, they had failed at times to pay the state's full share of the medical ...

KHI News Service

KHI News Service
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:49:36 -0700

Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, said she thought Wheelen was being generous in his praise of lawmakers, because while they had not tried to transfer money from the stabilization fund, they had failed at times to pay the state's full share of the medical ...
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