Anthony Hensley is a Democratic member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 19 since 1993. He has been the Minority Leader since 1996 and has also been a committeeman of the Democratic Precinct since 1976. In 1992, he was the Majority Whip. From 1977 to 1992, he was a Representative. In 1991 and 1992, he was the chairman of the 2nd District Democratic Committee and from 1981 to 1986, he was the chairman of the Shawnee County Democratic Central Committee.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hensley served on the following committees:
Kansas State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Casey W. Moore
On November 4, 2008, Hensley was re-elected to the 19th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Shari Webber (R). Hensley raised $129,510 for his campaign, while Webber raised $18,090.
Kansas State Senate, District 19 (2008)
Anthony Hensley (D)
Shari Webber (R)
Senator Hensley at the 2009 Labor Caucus
Comprehensive donor information for Hensley is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Hensley raised a total of $505,657 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/4/2013.
The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t." Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.
Anthony Hensley received a rating of 13% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.
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.
Anthony Hensley received a score of 27.6% in the 2013 index.
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