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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 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


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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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0700

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Crawley News
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:26:15 -0700

Laura Kelly, a fundraiser at St Catherine's, said: "Our whole purpose is to provide vital support to people who are facing a terminal illness and their families. "To do this, we have to raise £5.5 million every year and events like our flagship Dragon ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:41:15 -0700

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Doncaster Today
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:00:00 -0700

Activities on the day will include performances from Black Cat Theatre Group, Martial Arts Display from Andy Crittendens Martial Arts Centre, Laura Kelly and Liam Walker on the main stage. There will also be a bouncy castle, large slide, fun sports ...
Topeka Capital Journal
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:30:07 -0700

Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, who said she gave to Patton's campaign before Democrat Christine Huntsman entered the 50th District race. "I am a co-founder of ReRoute The Roadmap, a bipartisan group that champions a moderate, common sense approach to ...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:15:00 -0700

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:15:00 -0700

But as Laura Kelly, Macmillan's campaign manager, puts it: "It's completely unacceptable that some hospitals in England continue to charge cancer patients extortionate fees to park at hospital. For those who are regularly attending hospital for life ...
Topeka Capital Journal
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:25:04 -0700

Laura Kelly, Shawnee County Commissioner Shelly Buhler and District Attorney Chad Taylor. “It's wonderful to be able to recognize young kids like that, who show initiative to do the right thing,” said Topeka City of Character director and nominating ...

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