|Born:||January 24, 1950 (age 68)|
|Career:||Kansas State Senate, 2005-present|
|Education:||B.S., Bradley University|
M.S., Indiana University
Laura Kelly is governor-elect of Kansas.
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. She has served in the Kansas Senate since 2005 and is currently the Senate minority whip.