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  Sebelius, Kathleen
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameKathleen Sebelius
Address Capitol, 300 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1590, United States
Emailinfo@ksgovernor.com
Website [Link]
Born May 15, 1948
Died Still Living (65 years)
ContributorCOSDem
Last ModifiedRBH
Mar 11, 2013 02:57pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Death Penalty - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice -
InfoKathleen Sebelius won election as the 44th Governor of Kansas in November 2002, becoming the first daughter of a U.S. governor (John Gilligan, Ohio, 1971-75) to serve in that same position, continuing a proud tradition of responsible public service. As Governor, Sebelius pledged to bring a fiscally disciplined, people oriented approach to state government, and she has delivered. In her first three legislative sessions, Governor Sebelius placed the state on sound financial footing, steered a massive economic growth package to passage, and restructured a financially troubled highway program to ensure timely completion of all projects. Budget balances have been restored and safety net services secured, without a tax increase.

Governor Sebelius also proposed sweeping educational reforms and has advanced common-sense health care proposals to reduce costs and increase the number of Kansans who have health insurance, demonstrating her belief that well funded schools and health care support for small businesses will strengthen the economy and provide for a more prosperous Kansas.

Governor Sebelius was also proud to sign a bill giving those who serve our country in the Kansas National Guard a "Military Bill of Rights," offering tangible benefits to support the family members of soldiers who sacrifice to secure our freedoms.

Prior to her election as governor, Sebelius served four terms (1987-1995) in the Kansas House of Representatives and two terms (1995-2003) as the state's elected Insurance Commissioner. As Insurance Commissioner, Sebelius reduced the operating budget by 19% and did more with less. Under her leadership, the Department became an unprecedented consumer watchdog -- cracking down on HMOs that refused to cover legitimate medical expenses and helping Kansas seniors save nearly seven million dollars on prescription drugs. As Insurance Commissioner, Sebelius was named one of Governing magazine's "Public Officials of the Year" and one of the "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare Magazine.

Governor Sebelius presently serves as chair of the Education, Early Childhood and Workforce Committee of the National Governors' Association and as policy chair of the Democratic Governors' Association.

Kathleen has been married to her husband, Gary, a federal magistrate judge, for over 30 years. They have two sons: Ned, a 2003 college graduate, and John, a college senior.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
12/07/2009-12/12/2009 Clarus Research Group 41.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 24.00% ( 0.0)
04/24/2009-04/26/2009 Survey USA 46.00% ( 9.0) 50.00% ( 9.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
03/20/2009-03/22/2009 Survey USA 55.00% ( 2.0) 41.00% ( 3.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
01/20/2009-02/21/2009 Survey USA 57.00% ( 4.0) 38.00% ( 5.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
03/14/2008-03/16/2008 Survey USA 61.00% ( 6.0) 33.00% ( 4.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
02/15/2008-02/17/2008 Survey USA 67.00% ( 3.0) 29.00% ( 3.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
01/16/2008-01/17/2008 Survey USA 64.00% ( 2.0) 32.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
12/13/2007-12/15/2007 Survey USA 66.00% ( 2.0) 31.00% ( 1.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
11/09/2007-11/11/2007 Survey USA 64.00% ( 5.0) 32.00% ( 2.0) 3.00% ( 2.0)
10/12/2007-10/14/2007 Survey USA 69.00% ( 1.0) 30.00% ( 3.0) 1.00% ( 4.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
02/21/2013-02/24/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 44.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 30, 2013 11:00am Statement ObamaCare Site Crashes Minutes Before Sebelius Testimony  Article Imperator 
Oct 23, 2013 01:00pm News Sebelius faces political challenge of a lifetime  Article Scott³ 
Jun 04, 2013 01:00pm News Kathleen Sebelius won’t waive regulation for girl with five weeks to live: ‘Someone lives and someone dies’  Article Scott³ 
Mar 31, 2009 06:00pm News Sebelius admits errors, pays $7,000 in back taxes   Article COSDem 
Jul 12, 2008 09:10am News Sebelius No Longer Denying VP Talks  Article COSDem 
Jan 26, 2008 12:00am News Sebelius' son sells game out of Cedar Crest  Article particleman 

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FAMILY
Husband Gary Sebelius 00, 0000-
Father John J. Gilligan 1921-2013
Father In-Law Keith G. Sebelius 1916-1982

INFORMATION LINKS
Kathleen Sebelius for Governor  Discuss
RACES
  08/05/2014 KS Governor - D Primary ???
  04/28/2009 US Secretary of Health and Human Services Won 67.71% (+35.42%)
  11/07/2006 KS Governor Won 57.90% (+17.47%)
  11/05/2002 KS Governor Won 52.87% (+7.78%)
  08/06/2002 KS Governor - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1998 KS Insurance Commissioner Won 59.26% (+18.52%)
  11/08/1994 KS Insurance Commissioner Won 58.62% (+17.24%)
ENDORSEMENTS
KS State Senate 05 - D Primary - Aug 05, 2008 D Kelly Kultala
KS US President - D Caucus - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama