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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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952 news items

 
Hillsboro Free Press
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:41:15 -0800

... 2016 budget year by $76.6 million, according to the KLRD estimates. Sen. Laura Kelly, from Topeka, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Ways and Means Committee, said increases in KanCare costs are to be expected midway through most budget years.
 
hays Post
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:07:30 -0800

Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat. “I don't have a problem with looking at that delineation, but I do think that's going to be difficult to determine.” Crum, who did not seek re-election and is serving his final weeks in office, said persistent, chronic ...

KCUR

KCUR
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:45:00 -0800

Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat. “I don't have a problem with looking at that delineation, but I do think that's going to be difficult to determine.” Crum, who did not seek re-election and is serving his final weeks in office, says persistent, chronic ...
 
Buffalo News
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0800

Anyone who is in good health and has warm clothing and a shovel is welcome to join the effort, said Laura Kelly, director of the community center. “We're working with the city and getting a list of people who need help, mostly concentrating on seniors ...
 
Buffalo News
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0800

Anyone who is in good health and has warm clothing and a shovel is welcome to join the effort, said Laura Kelly, director of the community center. “We're working with the city and getting a list of people who need help, mostly concentrating on seniors ...
 
seattlepi.com
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:26:15 -0800

Laura Kelly, of Topeka, said. "There will be no new four-lane highways to some of our rural communities." The current program is the third multiyear, multibillion-dollar transportation program in 25 years, and lawmakers have diverted funds multiple ...
 
KHI News Service
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:25:36 -0800

... 2016 budget year by $76.6 million, according to the KLRD estimates. Sen. Laura Kelly, from Topeka, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Ways and Means Committee, said increases in KanCare costs are to be expected midway through most budget years.

New York Times

New York Times
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18:17:44 -0800

Laura Kelly, a Democratic state senator, said Kansans would have “buyer's remorse” when they saw that the conservative policies stopped working. She predicted cuts to crucial services to make up for the lost revenue from the tax cuts. But Kansas ...
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