Dolores Furtado

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Dolores Furtado
Kansas House of Representatives District 19
Former representative
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Dolores Furtado was a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 19th district. She served from 2009-2011.

Prior to her election, Furtado served as County Commissioner from 2003-2007 on the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners. Since 2007 she served on the Boards of the TriCounty Smart Start, Kansas Health Solutions, CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, Johnson County Nursing Center, Public Health Partners and Aging Information.[1]

She received her Bachelor's in Bacteriology from Cornell University and her Master's and PhD in Microbiology from the University of Michigan.

Policy Positions

Furtado's website lists her legislative priorities as accessible health care and quality education on all levels.[2]

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]

Furtado has not yet sponsored any major legislation in the 2009 session.

Committee assignments

While a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, Furtado served on the following committees:



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Furtado lost her bid for re-election to the 19th District seat against Jim Denning (R). Furtado had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]


On November 4, 2008, Furtado was elected to the 19th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating John Skubal (R). [5] Furtado raised $42,074 for her campaign, while Skubal raised $9,162. [6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 19
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngDolores Furtado (D) 5,319 50.9%
John Skubal (R) 5,111 49.0%

Campaign donors

In 2008 Furtado collected $42,074 in donations.[7]

Four of her largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Democratic Party $19,250
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 533 $500
McMillen, Janis $500
Kansas AFL-CIO $500

Contact information

Capitol Office

Room: DSOB

Phone: 785-296-6838


External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 19
Succeeded by
Jim Denning (R)