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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 65)
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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1314 news items

ABC News
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:31:03 -0800

Laura Kelly, of Topeka, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Ways and Means Committee, said the state's "self-inflicted" fiscal problems stem from the sweeping tax cuts. "It's going to make solving the budget that much harder," she said of January's ...
The Garden City Telegram
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:07:30 -0800

Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, said she has no expectation that the fund can be spared in the budget process. “The commitment to protecting that funding and ensuring it's used for kids is greatly diminished, I think,” Kelly said. Even if lawmakers agree to ...


Lawrence Journal World
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:53:23 -0800

Senate budget committee Chairman Ty Masterson suggested that the governor's critics are "myopically focused" on the changes from 2015 to 2016. "It's certainly not the whole truth," said Masterson, an Andover Republican. But Sen. Laura Kelly, the budget ...
The Christian Century (blog)
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:41:15 -0800

The gift of Ordinary Time, by Laura Kelly Fanucci. There's welcome relief in slipping back into the ordinary, rediscovering the beauty of what was already around us, hidden behind the holiday lights and ornaments. What does "middle class" mean? by ...

Grimsby Telegraph

Grimsby Telegraph
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:45:00 -0800

Love-struck Jamie Harris asked his girlfriend Laura Kelly to marry him just minutes after a pantomime production at Louth Playgoers' Riverhead Theatre had finished. Jamie, 26, of Upgate, Louth, made his romantic request to Laura, 21, after a production ...
Tax Justice Blog (blog)
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:41:15 -0800

“These changes to tax policy proposed by Governor Brownback do nothing to address the systematic problem created by his irresponsible tax polices and fiscal mismanagement,” House Minority Leader Tom Borroughs complained. Sen. Laura Kelly groused ...

Louth Leader

Louth Leader
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:41:15 -0800

... crew saw a real life fairy-tale ending after the final curtain call of pantomime 'Beauty and the Beast' at Louth Riverhead Theatre when director Jamie Harris got down on one knee in front of 250 people and proposed to cast member and girlfriend ...

New York Times

New York Times
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:01:01 -0800

“Throughout the campaign all we heard was that Kansas has a spending problem,” said Senator Laura Kelly, a Democrat from Topeka. “But certainly this proposal is clear recognition that Kansas has a revenue problem.” Even some lawmakers who generally ...

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