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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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885 news items

 
Topeka Capital Journal
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:07:37 -0800

Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, and Rep. John Alcala, D-Topeka. The issue could be taken up again in January. Alcala said he was told Topeka city manager Jim Colson had been developing recommendations that might allow relocation of Docking staff to leased ...

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Street Roots News
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:03:45 -0800

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New York Times

New York Times
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:45:00 -0800

“It's time for him to face the music,” said Senator Laura Kelly, the Democratic whip. “The income tax cuts did not work. It has driven us into a hole.” But Republicans rebutted that. They suggested that lawmakers needed to look for every possibility to ...
 
Springfield News Sun
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:03:45 -0800

Laura Kelly has lived in New Carlisle for six years and said she's pleased to hear that if she has a doubt about her bill, she can be told she's paying for exactly what she used. She said that has been an issue in the past with her billing. “I've ...

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:03:29 -0800

Gabrielle Laura Kelly, aged 18, of Prospect Crescent, Fell Lane, Keighley; drunk and disorderly, £50 fine, £20 costs, detained in court house. Shoukat Ali, aged 55, of Redburn Drive, Shipley Fields, Shipley; driving while using a hand held mobile phone ...
 
Hutchinson News
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:59:53 -0800

Laura Kelly, D-Topeka. “They don't have a lot of people hanging around who have time to implement some of these programs we pass.” That could be. It also could be a case of the department getting used to the new program. Let's give the program some ...

Big Ten Network

Big Ten Network
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:26:50 -0800

This is a special place and one that Laura, Kelly and I have enjoyed representing during our time in Ann Arbor.” Read his full quote. Pressure waited on the doorstep of this season. Hoke needed to deliver some results coming off an ugly 7-6 season in ...

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Topeka Capital Journal
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:29:08 -0800

Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat. “They don't have a lot of people hanging around who have time to implement some of these programs that we pass.” Freed said the department supports the reasons behind the drug-testing bill. She said it is a process of ...
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