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Troy Findley
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Lieutenant Governor of Kansas
Former officeholder
In office
May 15, 2009 – January 10, 2011
PredecessorMark Parkinson
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives
High schoolLawrence High School (1982)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas (1990)
Date of birthJuly 11, 1964
Place of birthLawrence, Kansas
Troy Findley, (b. July 11, 1964, in Lawrence, Kansas), is a former Lieutenant Governor of Kansas. He was appointed to this position on May 15, 2009 by Mark Parkinson. Parkinson had been serving as lieutenant governor under governor Kathleen Sebelius until she resigned to become secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Sebelius' departure activated the lieutenant governor's role in the line of succession, making Parkinson the new governor. Findley replaced Parkinson as lieutenant governor in May 2009 and was succeeded by Jeff Colyer (R) in January 2011.[1]

Before his appointment as the 48th Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, Findley served as Chief of Staff for Sebelius during her years as Governor of Kansas.[1]

Findley was elected five times to the Kansas House of Representatives in the eight years from 1995-2003. He also served as Chief of Staff to both Governors Sibelius and Parkinson, from 2005 through his appointment as lieutenant governor in 2009.


Findley, a native Kansan. He attended Lawrence public schools and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1990. He worked in the grocery and retail industry before entering government service.[2]


  • Lawrence High School (1982)
  • Bachelor degree - University of Kansas (1990)

Political career

Lieutenant Governor (2009-2011)

Findley was appointed Kansas' 48th lieutenant governor on May 14, 2009 by Mark Parkinson. He served in this position until January 10, 2011, when he was succeeded by Republican Jeff Colyer. Colyer was elected on a ticket with Gov. Sam Brownback in the November 2010 general election.[3]

State Legislature (1995-2003)

Findley served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1995-2003.

Elections & Appointments


Findley was appointed lieutenant governor by Mark Parkinson in May 2009. Findley replaced Parkinson in the role following Parkinson's ascension to the governorship to fill the vacancy left by former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' confirmation as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Findley lives in Topeka with his wife, Jennifer, and son, Zachary.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Parkinson
Lieutenant Governor of Kansas
Succeeded by
Jeff Colyer (R)