Thomas E. Wright

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Thomas E. Wright
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Kansas Corporation Commission
Former officeholder
In office
May 23, 2007 - March 15, 2014
PredecessorBrian Moline
Base salary$99,292
Elections and appointments
AppointedMay 23, 2007
Appointed byGov. Kathleen Sebelius
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWichita State University (1961); Washburn University (1979)
J.D.Washburn University School of Law (1964)
Place of birthHarper, Kansas
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).


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]


  • 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)



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


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]


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

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