Laura Kelly

Born:January 24, 1950 (age 74)
Career:Kansas State Senate, 2005-present
Education:B.S., Bradley University
M.S., Indiana University

Laura Kelly assumed office as governor of Kansas on Jan. 14, 2019.

Kelly was born January 24, 1950, in New York City. She earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology at Bradley University and a Master of Science in therapeutic recreation at Indiana University. Before entering politics, Kelly worked as a recreation therapist and as a director of recreation therapy and physical education. She was the executive director of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association from 1988-2004.

Kelly served in the Kansas Senate from 2005-2019.


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