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Gail Finney

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Gail Finney
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Kansas House of Representatives District 84
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWichita State University
Master'sFriends University
Personal
BirthdayAugust 16, 1959
Place of birthWichita, Kansas
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Gail Finney is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 84. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Finney earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Wichita State University and her M.B.A. from Friends University. Her professional experience in[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Finney served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Insurance
Corrections and Juvenile Justice
Energy and Environment
Vision 2020

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Finney served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Finney served on the following committees:

Issues

Policy positions

On her website, Finney lists her legislative priorities as:[2]

  • Ensuring a quality education for all Kansas children,
  • Bringing the cost of health care and prescription drugs down,
  • Working with all levels of government and the private sector to grow our economy and expand our job base.

She refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[3]

  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 01/23/2009
  • H 5014 Expanded rail service; Kansas City to Fort Worth, Texas; congratulating Kansas Department of Transportation and others; urging action. 03/17/2009[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Gail Finney is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Ray Racobs is unopposed in the Republican primary. Gordon Bakken is running in the general election as a Libertarian candidate.

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Finney won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 84. She defeated Matthew Collins in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Dan Heflin (R) and Gordon Bakken (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 84, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGail Finney Incumbent 72% 4,749
     Republican Dan Heflin 23.1% 1,522
     Libertarian Gordon Bakken 5% 329
Total Votes 6,600
Kansas House of Representatives, District 84 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGail Finney Incumbent 89.9% 814
Matthew Collins 10.1% 91
Total Votes 905

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Finney won re-election to the 84th District seat against Dan Heflin (R). In the August 3rd primary election, Finney defeated Democratic primary opponent Inga Taylor by a margin of 667 to 92. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 84 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGail Finney (D) 2,468
Dan Heflin (R) 935

2008

On November 4, 2008, Finney was elected to the 84th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition.[8] She raised $17,573 for her campaign.[9]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 84
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngGail Finney (D) 4,944 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Finney is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Finney raised a total of $75,401 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[10]

Gail Finney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 84 Won $18,936
2010 Kansas State House, District 84 Won $26,622
2008 Kansas State House, District 84 Won $17,573
1998 Kansas State House, District 85 Defeated $12,270
Grand Total Raised $75,401

2012

Finney won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Finney raised a total of $18,936.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gail Finney's campaign in 2012
AT&T$1,000
Kansas National Education Association$1,000
Kansas Optometric Association$750
Hospital Corp of America$750
Cox Communications$750
Total Raised in 2012$18,936
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Finney won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Finney raised a total of $26,622.

2008

Finney won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Finney raised a total of $17,573.

1998

Finney lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Finney raised a total of $12,270.

Scorecards

Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[11]

2013

Gail Finney received a score of 40.0% in the 2013 index.[12]

Personal

Finney and her husband, Herrold, have three children.[13]

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Kansas House of Representatives District 84
2009–present
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