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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 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

[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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mirror.co.uk

mirror.co.uk
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 03:32:38 -0700

Self-proclaimed "cyber goth" Laura Kelly was going for a quiet drink with mum and dad but says she was asked to leave because her face didn't fit. The 22-year-old has dyed hair and a face full of piercings. The company says she was turned away from ...

Bellingham Herald

Bellingham Herald
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:07:30 -0700

Laura Kelly from Topeka said the Legislature had never before voted on a budget that doesn't balance during her 11-year tenure, and she worries that the plan is based on short-term maneuvers that make it unsustainable. "There is too much one-time money ...

KSHB

Lawrence Journal World
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:34:38 -0700

Laura Kelly called the legislation "one more attack on our public school teachers" who have already seen their jobs made more difficult by conservative education reforms. "Who is going to want to teach in Kansas? Certainly not the best and brightest ...

Rock Hill Herald

Rock Hill Herald
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:03:45 -0700

Laura Kelly from Topeka said that there would be no better way to ensure transparency than publicizing the dates of the meetings. "Certainly we don't take into consideration lobbyist paperwork most of the times that we vote on issues like this, I don't ...
 
NJ.com
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:56:15 -0700

Finally a sincere thank you to our committee: Sally Kinsella, Tina McGrath, Barbara Bilger, Dottee Suske, Kerri Cartnick, Ann Beams, Pam Beelitz, Denise McDermott, Rachel Daly, Laura Kelly, Christine McMullan, Jim Byrne, Richard Dixon, Bill Powers and ...

Wichita State Sunflower

Wichita State Sunflower
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:48:45 -0700

Laura Kelly, director of Community Relations and Volunteer Services at the Children's Home, said Marshall's win shows the amount of support the home has in the community. “These are our children,” Kelly said. “That's why it was so great to see Shocker ...

Lawrence Journal World

Lawrence Journal World
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:15:21 -0700

Sen. Ty Masterson, R-Augusta, center, chairs a meeting of the Senate Ways and Means Committee with vice chairman Sen. Jim Denning of Overland Park, left, and Sen. Laura Kelly, the ranking Democrat. The panel voted Monday to cut funding for the Kansas ...

Kansas.com

Kansas.com
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:04:16 -0700

Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, asked Fitzgerald if the bill would allow a Catholic student group to refuse to allow a student who supports abortion rights or a gay student to join even if that student professed to be a Catholic. Fitzgerald did not directly ...
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