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Laura Kelly
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 18th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2005
Preceded by Dave Jackson
Personal details
Born (1950-01-24) January 24, 1950 (age 65)
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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WIBW

WIBW
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:12:04 -0700

Laura Kelly, (D) Topeka. To get the ball rolling, KASB invited stakeholders to a finance conference, to share ideas. Over the summer, the group researched how seven different states compare to Kansas' educational system. "The next step for all of us, I ...
 
Times Record
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:11:15 -0700

He is survived by his wife, Debbie; two daughters, Laura Kelly of Dora and Ariel Crabtree of Sallisaw; two stepdaughters, Melissa Massengale and Brianna Mitchell, both of Muldrow; a stepson, Justin Mitchell of Muldrow; two sisters, Carla Al-Daghesh of ...

WJHL

WJHL
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:48:45 -0700

I heard there was a lot of buzz, and I saw a lot of bike riders around town,” Laura Kelly said. So far, Taco Trek has had a record number of 83 riders. “We watched it one time and the next week we did it,” Aidyen Peterson, 9, said. Wolfe said, “instead ...

KCUR

KCUR
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:45:00 -0700

The timeline for seeing any cost savings from the change is murky. During Friday's hearing, Sen. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, asked Bruffett where savings would come from if the state serves the same number of people and offers new services to some ...

Salina Post

Salina Post
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:00 -0700

The timeline for seeing any cost savings from the change is murky. During Friday's hearing, Sen. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, asked Bruffett where savings would come from if the state serves the same number of people and offers new services to some ...

Bay Area Reporter

Bay Area Reporter
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:52:30 -0700

The prosecutor noted that according to fire department investigator Laura Kelly, a Mix manager had seen Diaz in the bar as she and others were closing it. A few minutes later, the manager had seen the second floor door propped open and Diaz standing ...

Irish Times

Irish Times
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:01:06 -0700

Are you a saver or a spender? I like to live life to the full, and that includes spending my hard-earned money. I keep telling myself that this year will be the one I turn myself into a saver, but it is now past April and I regret to say I still haven ...

KCUR

KCUR
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:48:45 -0700

Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, asked Randol what more could be done to notify parents about the health home enrollment as well. Randol said there were some limitations, due to medical privacy laws. “We can provide notification to the guardian or the ...
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