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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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The Christian Century (blog)
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:41:15 -0700

Supporting couples through infertility, by Laura Kelly Fanucci. So many couples are suffering the invisibility of infertility. What can each of us do, whether we've struggled with infertility or not, to support them? Civil religion in a time of war, by ...
 
RealEstateRama (press release)
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:45:00 -0700

Governor Parnell reappointed Laura Kelly, Bud Cassidy, and Gary Carver to the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission. The commission recommends seismic hazard mitigation research, mapping, and plans to the Governor and the Legislature.
 
Topeka Capital Journal
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:15:00 -0700

Incumbent Independent Shelly Buhler brought in more donations for her third bid to the Shawnee County Commission than some people earn in their yearly salary. Buhler on Monday submitted a 13-page campaign finance report, detailing more than $27,600 ...

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Topeka Capital Journal
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:41:15 -0700

Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, sought review of alleged “pay-to-play” corruption. The state's acting inspector general for Medicaid resigned in June amid controversy about his background and authority to perform oversight duties. Phil Hermanson, a former ...
 
Times Daily
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:15:00 -0700

SHEFFIELD — City school principals provided Board of Education members with goals for the 2014-15 school year that center primarily on student academic achievement, professional development for teachers, safety and improved technology.
 
Topeka Capital Journal
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:23:03 -0700

Laura Kelly; KBS Constructors Inc.; Gina Millsap, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library CEO; WIBW-TV general manager Jim Ogle; and Bettis Asphalt, to name a few. Marple reported 11 donations, including from two unions and the Shawnee County ...
 
Seacoastonline.com
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:27:57 -0700

Laura Kelly, a breast cancer nurse navigator at SCC said after treatment is completed, women sort of have to “reset their compass.” “There are women who don't want to be defined by breast cancer and that's OK,” she said. “While many women take comfort ...

Kansas.com

Kansas.com
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:38:45 -0700

Over a 24-month period that ended in mid-2014, 147 Butler County kids went to the home, said Laura Kelly, director of the home's community relations and volunteer services. “We needed a home in our community,” Satterfield said. A breakthrough came in ...
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