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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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Lawrence Journal World (blog)
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:53:46 -0700

Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, expressed concerns about how much authority a contractor would have to seek information and documents from school districts which, strictly speaking, are separate units of government. And Rep. Jerry Henry, D-Atchison, expressed ...

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Jerusalem Post Israel News
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:11:21 -0700

Sarah Weil is the founder of the Women's Gathering, a Jerusalem-based cultural event directed toward the lesbian, bi and trans women's community. SARAH WEIL (right) and Jewish educator and trans-activist Yiscah Smith wrap themselves in a flag at the ...

Twin Cities Business Magazine

Twin Cities Business Magazine
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:15:00 -0700

Laura Kelly hit the reset button on her career in 2008, or as she puts it: “ten minutes after the recession began.” From the basement of her Woodbury home, Kelly built Keyot, a consulting firm that works in the financial services, mortgage, healthcare ...

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel News
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:03:45 -0700

Stanley and Susan Rosenblatt. They took on Big Tobacco in the courtroom and won.. (photo credit:LAURA KELLY). Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. On July 14, 2000, after nearly a decade of legal proceedings – including two years of courtroom litigation ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:00:16 -0700

Keyot founder, former corporate warrior, sets independent course at female-owned firm. July 19, 2015 — 9:51pm. itemprop. Keyot Keyot is a business-and-technology consulting business. Above, three of the four owners: Anjie Cayot, Laura Kelly and Cindy ...

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel News
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:53:42 -0700

With "sandals on the ground" in the regional capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, the "Magazine" visits the historic Old City and meets refugees fleeing the Islamic State. Erbil. Internally displaced people walk in the Harsham Refugee camp, in Erbil.. (photo ...

Topeka Capital Journal

Topeka Capital Journal
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:30:00 -0700

Sen. Jeff Longbine, R-Emporia, told Dietrich that the auditors' request for minor changes, such as the issuance of more procurement cards, was evidence that Auburn-Washburn “is being run very, very efficiently.” Sens. Laura Kelly and Anthony Hensley ...

Topeka Capital Journal

Topeka Capital Journal
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:36:18 -0700

Sen. Laura Kelly of Topeka criticized the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, which oversees that state's Medicaid program, during a meeting of the Legislature's KanCare Oversight Committee. She expressed concerns over a lack of access to ...
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