|Born:||January 24, 1950 (age 69)|
|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 beginning her political career, Kelly was the executive director of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association.
Kelly served in the Kansas Senate from 2005 to 2019.