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Kay Wolf

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Kay Wolf
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Kansas State Senate District 7
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives District 21
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oklahoma
Date of birthOctober 8, 1949
Place of birthHumbolt, Tennessee
Office website
Campaign website
Kay Wolf is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 7 since 2013. She previously served in the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 21 from August 2005 to 2013.

Prior to her appointment Kay served on the Prairie Village City Council and was the director of client services for Haren Laughlin Construction. She is member of the Johnson County Library Foundation and sits on the board of directors of Temporary Lodging for Children and Families.[1]

Policy Positions

Wolf's website lists a large number of legislative priorities for 2009. These include:[2]

  • Keep Taxes Low
  • Grow Small Business
  • Promote Quality Education
  • Improve Access & affordability to Healthcare
  • Work towards Energy Independence
  • Work towards a responsible Environmental Policy
  • Encourage Renewable Energy
  • Secure Social Security Benefits
  • Reduce costs for Prescription Drugs
  • Work for tougher laws against Crime

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]

Wolf's answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available.

  • H 2245 Fair credit reporting act, credit freeze. 02/05/2009
  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 01/23/2009[4]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wolf served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Transportation, Vice-chair
Ethics, Elections and Local Government


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


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



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Wolf won the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 7. She defeated David Harvey in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Kyle B. Russell (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Kansas State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKay Wolf 53.1% 20,738
     Democratic Kyle B. Russell 46.9% 18,334
Total Votes 39,072

Kansas State Senate, District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKay Wolf 57.1% 5,176
David Harvey 42.9% 3,889
Total Votes 9,065


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wolf won re-election to the 21st District seat against Joe Hoffman (D). Wolf had no opposition in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 21 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKay Wolf (R) 6,934
Robert McElwain (L) 1,737


On November 4, 2008, Wolf was re-elected to the 21st District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Allan Abrams (D) and Robert J. McElwain (L). [9] Wolf raised $39,923 for her campaign, while Abrams raised $0 and McElwain raised $250. [10]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 21
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngKay Wolf (R) 7,669 60.2%
Allan Abrams (D) 4,431 34.8%
Robert J. McElwain (L) 632 4.9%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Wolf received $49,718 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[11]

Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kay Wolf's campaign in 2010
Wolf, Kay$21,600
Kansas Association Of Realtors$1,000
Kansas Medical Society$1,000
Kansas National Education Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $49,718


In 2008 Wolf collected $39,923 in donations.[12]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Association of Realtors $1,150
Kansas Contractors Association $1,000
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce $900
Kansas Bankers Association $850


Wolf and her husband Steve have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Terrie Huntington (R)
Kansas Senate District 7
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 21
Succeeded by
Barbara Bollier (R)