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Ann Mah
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Kansas House of Representatives District 53
Former Member
In office
2005 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sEmporia State University (1973)
Master'sEmporia State University (1978)
Date of birthMay 5, 1951
Place of birthClay Center, Kansas
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Ann Mah is a former Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 53 from 2005 to 2013.

Mah currently works as a trainer/speaker, and is the owner of Discover! Strategies. Previously she worked as an Area Manager for SBC and a teacher in Emporia and Chase County Public Schools.

She is a member of the Capitol Area Federated Women's Democratic Club, Shawnee County Democrats, State Committee of the North Central Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Topeka.[1]

Mah received her BSE and M.S. in Education from Emporia State University.

Committee assignments


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


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


Mah has planned bills for a number of her legislative priorities, including Unilateral annexation, KPERS retiree income limits, Immigration reform, and Tax credit for college tuition

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?"[2]

Mah's answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2004 National Political Awareness Test are available.

  • H 2218 Healthy workplace act; abusive workplace environments. 02/04/2009
  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 01/23/2009[3]



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mah ran for re-election 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 54. She ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by Ken Corbet (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Corbet 50.1% 5,394
     Democratic Ann Mah Incumbent 49.9% 5,373
Total Votes 10,767


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mah won re-election to the 53rd District seat against L.W. Abney (R). Mah had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 53 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnn Mah (D) 5,331
L.W. Abney (R) 3,435


On November 4, 2008, Mah was re-elected to the 53rd District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Cecil T. Washington, Jr. (R).[7] Mah raised $38,928 for her campaign, while Washington raised $11,418.[8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 53
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngAnn Mah (D) 8,217 66.0%
Cecil T. Washington, Jr. (R) 4,224 33.9%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Mah received $31,732 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[9]


In 2008 Mah collected $38,928 in donations.[10]

Four of her largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Shawnee County Democratic Legislative Committee $1,000
Kansas Teamsters $1,000
Carpenters Local 1445 $1,000
Carpenters District Council of Kansas City & Vicinity $1,000


Mah and her husband Larry have one child.[11]

Contact information

Capitol Office

Room: DSOB

Phone: 785-296-7668

Email: ann.mah@house.ks.gov

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Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 53
Succeeded by
Annie Tietze (D)