Thomas E. Wright

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
The information about this individual is current as of when they left office. See anything that needs updating? Send a correction to our editors
Thomas E. Wright
Thomas E. Wright.jpg
Kansas Corporation Commission
Former officeholder
In office
May 23, 2007 - March 15, 2014
PartyNonpartisan
PredecessorBrian Moline
Compensation
Base salary$99,292
Elections and appointments
AppointedMay 23, 2007
Appointed byGov. Kathleen Sebelius
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWichita State University (1961); Washburn University (1979)
J.D.Washburn University School of Law (1964)
Personal
Place of birthHarper, Kansas
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Thomas E. Wright is a former member of the Kansas Corporation Commission. He served in this position for two terms, from his initial appointment in 2007 until his second term expired in March 2014.[1] He was succeeded by former state Sen. Pat Apple (R).

Biography

When he was first appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission in 2007, Wright was a partner with Wright, Henson, Clark, Hutton, Mudrick & Gragson, LLP. He has served on the Washburn University Board of Regents, the Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission, the Governor's Gaming Commission and the Topeka-Shawnee County Consolidation Commission.[2]

Education

  • Degree in mathematics, Wichita State University (1961)
  • B.A., German, Washburn University (1979)
  • J.D., Washburn University School of Law (1964)

Political career

Kansas Corporation Commission (2007-2014)

Appointments

2010

Wright was re-appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission by Gov. Mark Parkinson on January 8, 2010.[1]

2007

Wright was first appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on May 23, 2007.[1]

Sebelius stated, "In addition to his legal experience, Tom is committed to the goal of making Kansas a leader in energy security and independence, taking advantage of our vast opportunities with alternative energy sources and encouraging widespread conservation efforts throughout the state. Tom has served on several public boards and commissions, and has the leadership abilities needed to move this state in an exciting new direction."[2]

Personal

Wright and his wife, Carole, live in Topeka. They have two children and five grandchildren.[1]

Recent news

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Thomas + Wright + Kansas "

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Thomas Wright News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Moline
Kansas Corporation Commission
2007-2014
Succeeded by
Pat Apple