|Address|| Capitol, 300 SW 10th Ave. |
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1590, United States
|| May 15, 1948
Mar 11, 2013 02:57pm
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 -
|Info||Kathleen 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.
Fri, May 24 4:34 PM - Affordable coverage, quality healthcare & a more healthy America - all fueled by #healthdata. Learn more @HDpalooza http://t.co/HnnfuzfNYC|
Thu, May 23 10:41 PM - RT @sarahkliff: Me and @farzad_onc talk about digital health records right here. http://t.co/MA66jK9Jn9
Thu, May 23 10:40 PM - Congrats to fellow Kansan and #RockChalkJayhawk Sri Srinivasan for his nomination to the DC Court of Appeals
Thu, May 23 9:44 PM - CA announces 13 largest insurers will participate in state’s #Marketplace; some rates up to 29% below the average: http://t.co/L7zvyVbmD1
Thu, May 23 6:58 PM - New @CDCGov data show teen birth rate at record low! @TeenHealthGov & @HHS_DrKoh discuss in @HuffingtonPost http://t.co/ER3oykuvbB
Wed, May 22 4:38 PM - It's #graduation time! Please retweet: 5 things every graduate should know about their #health care via @huffpost http://t.co/kAI9ZZbnyh
Wed, May 22 2:55 PM - Was Gov. when tornado hit Greensburg, KS. Heartbreaking news from #OK, but gratifying to see resilience, generosity of survivors, responders
Wed, May 22 11:32 AM - .@WSJ previews @HHSgov announcement: Over 50% of docs adopted Health IT; More have access to safer, coordinated care http://t.co/D6Z459knt0
Tue, May 21 5:47 PM - Great to see Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan at #wha66, thank her for @WHO’s work to advance health in all nations http://t.co/LrcqxEhh6x
Tue, May 21 5:08 PM - Today, participated in #ViolenceAgainstWomen event at #wha66. Major global public health issue touching every country http://t.co/AU0O3CbBfi
Tue, May 21 4:58 PM - RT @MisionMexOI: Historical trilateral @ #WHA66: Mexico's @_MJuan_, US @Sebelius & Canada's @leonaaglukkaq (1st time all 3 are women) http:…
Tue, May 21 12:47 PM - Thoughts and prayers with the families in Moore, #Oklahoma today after the horrific tornado. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to help
Mon, May 20 10:06 PM - RT @rowefinkbeiner: TY @Sebelius 4 sharing how #ACA #Obamacare will offer more affordable healthcare options soon #radio @MomsRising http:/…
Mon, May 20 6:12 PM - Discussed @mepinet grants to empower African universities, hospitals to strengthen medical, nursing education #wha66 http://t.co/ih7bvvvRNd
Mon, May 20 2:13 PM - Proud to speak at #wha66. Health challenges aren’t confined w/in national borders & solutions aren't either http://t.co/bndjNd4jJS