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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


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]


  • 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]


  • 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.


External links[edit]

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TWC News
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:33:45 -0800

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The continually harsh winter weather has caused some issues for the annual Shamrock Run this coming weekend. "Good heavens, it's been quite a year," said Laura Kelly, the Old First Ward Community Association director. Even though the ...
Buffalo News
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:13:09 -0800

He is joined by historian Mark Goldman, author Tim Bohen (“Against the Grain”), local residents and community association leaders Gene Overdorf, Peg Overdorf, Swannie Jim and Rick Smith of Silo City, Laura Kelly (the Old First Ward Association) and ...

Sunday World

Sunday World
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:07:30 -0800

Laura Kelly was living in Sligo with Waterford republican Ciaran Kelly until they broke up recently. Ciaran Kelly and ADM have been at loggerheads with a Sligo gang led by convicted drug dealer Barry Young and notorious Dublin criminal Mark Desmond.
Lawrence Journal World
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:55:07 -0800

Laura Kelly, of Topeka, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The state dropped its top personal income tax rate 29 percent and exempted 281,000 business owners and 53,000 farmers from income taxes altogether.

Hutchinson News

Hutchinson News
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:41:15 -0800

David Haley, Kansas City, and Laura Kelly, Topeka, who voted for the bill, and Sen. Kay Wolf, R-Prairie Village, who opposed it. McGinn previously voiced concerns that training would no longer be a requirement under the new provisions for concealed carry.
Hilton Head Island Packet
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:31:20 -0800

Kansas turned over the administration of Medicaid to three private insurance companies in 2013, and Sen. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, said lawmakers would have to trust the state and the companies to "do the right thing" for Medicaid participants.

Buffalo News

Buffalo News
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:41:15 -0800

“By the time you get to the Shamrock Run you know you're close to spring,” said Laura Kelly, race director. Weather for the race is famously, uncomfortably unpredictable: sometimes snow, sometimes freezing rain. A couple of years ago, the course was ...


Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:46:13 -0800

Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, said the bill was aimed at saving money, not protecting patients. She said a fiscal note on the bill projected it would save the state $16 million a year, including $6.7 million from the general fund that the Brownback ...

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