|Kansas House of Representatives District 84|
|2009 - Present|
|January 14, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Wichita State University|
|Birthday||August 16, 1959|
|Place of birth||Wichita, Kansas|
Finney has served on the Wichita Chamberof Commerce's Visioneering Racial, Diversity, Opportunities, and Harmony Board; the District 1 Advisory Board, Precinct Committee Woman, and the Governor's Kansas African American Advisory Commission.
She has a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Wichita State University and an MBA from Friends University.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Finney has been appointed to the following committees:
- Commerce and Economic Development Committee, Kansas House of Representatives
- Energy and Utilities Committee, Kansas House of Representatives
- Vision 2020 Committee, Kansas House of Representatives, Ranking Minority Member
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Finney served on the following committees:
- Energy and Utilities Committee, House of Representatives
- Health and Human Services Committee, House of Representatives
- Transportation and Public Safety Budget Committee, House of Representatives
On her website, Finney lists her legislative priorities as:
- Ensuring a quality education for all Kansas children,
- Bringing the cost of health care and prescription drugs down,
- Working with all levels of government and the private sector to grow our economy and expand our job base.
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?"
- H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 01/23/2009
- H 5014 Expanded rail service; Kansas City to Fort Worth, Texas; congratulating Kansas Department of Transportation and others; urging action. 03/17/2009
Finney is running in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 98. She defeated Matthew Collins in the August 7 Democratic primary. Dan Heflin was unopposed in the Republican primary. Gordon Bakken is the Libertarian candidate. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.
Finney won re-election to the 84th District seat against Dan Heflin (R). In the August 3rd primary election, Finney defeated Democratic primary opponent Inga Taylor by a margin of 667 to 92. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 84 General Election (2010)|
|Gail Finney (D)||2,468|
|Dan Heflin (R)||935|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 84|
|Gail Finney (D)||4,944||100%|
In 2010, Finney received $26,622 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gail Finney's campaign in 2010|
|Kansas Optometric Association||$1,000|
|Wichita-Hutchinson Labor Federation||$1,000|
|Kansas Contractors Association||$1,000|
|Kansas Bankers Association||$750|
|Total Raised in 2010||$26,622|
In 2008 Finney collected $17,573 in donations.
Four of her largest contributors were:
|Kansas Contractors Association||$750|
|Kansans for Lifesaving Cures||$750|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 533||$500|
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- Official website
- Kansas Legislature - Gail Finney
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Kansas Votes profile
- Campaign contributions: 1998,2008
- ↑ Rep. Gail Finney Meet Gail
- ↑ Rep. Gail Finney- Homepage
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Finney Issue Positions
- ↑ Kansas Legislature - Bills Introduced by Member
- ↑ Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2012 primary (official)," retrieved July 16, 2012.
- ↑ C-SPAN, "Kansas - Summary Vote Results," retrieved August 7, 2012.
- ↑ Official Kansas House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010
- ↑ 2008 Kansas Election Results
- ↑ Kansas House of Representatives, 2008 Money Raised
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions
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