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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

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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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64 news items

 
Wicked Local Provincetown
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:23:41 -0700

Harry Terkanian, town administrator, told the selectmen Tuesday that he has recently received two phone calls and one letter from people expressing concerns about NStar's spraying in Wellfleet. The calls were from Laura Kelly and Irene Goldman, the ...

Inverness Courier

Inverness Courier
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:30:00 -0700

... of players which includes music teachers with Highland Council, former professionals who have now had a change of career or retired, and gifted amateur musicians, together with guest singers mezzo-soprano Laura Kelly and baritone Douglas Nairne.
 
Rock Hill Herald (press release)
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:45:00 -0700

“Having integrated FirstRain's unstructured and social analytics into D&B sales and marketing products early on has allowed us to pass on FirstRain's deep data science capabilities to our customers,” said Laura Kelly, Chief Product Officer at Dun ...
 
News 12 Long Island
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:26:49 -0700

Second-graders in Port Jefferson learned about the heroes of Sept. 11 in class Thursday. Students at Edna Louise Spear Elementary school were told about the people who helped others during that tragic time. Teacher Laura Kelly told her students about ...
 
LSUSports.net
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:56:15 -0700

... as we have five different players who could fill that role,” Flory said. “Haley, Katie, Laura, Kelly and Cheyenne are all very talented, and respond well to what we expect from them in that position. We are known for, and are ranked very high, in ...
 
Knowledge Wharton Highschool
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:39:05 -0700

Laura Kelly owns The Handwork Studio, a needle arts and fashion studio for children in Narberth, Pa., that offers classes, parties, workshops and camp sessions. As a child, Kelly never attended camp. Now she spends the year running multiple winter ...
 
The Christian Century (blog)
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:45:49 -0700

Where is home? by Laura Kelly Fanucci. For the longest time I had my parents' number listed as home in my cell phone. One afternoon I made the switch. I began to see how home was a more expansive concept—more accepting and embracing and growing ...
 
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Martin, Michael and Laura Kelly were born back in 1988 and were featured on the front page of the Herald back in 1989, 25 years ago, as they celebrated their first birthday against the odds after they were born 11 weeks premature weighing less than 3lb ...
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