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  Hagan, Kay
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
  2009-01-03  
 
NameKay Hagan
Address
Greensboro, North Carolina , United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://www.kayhagan.com/
Born May 26, 1953
DiedOctober 28, 2019 (66 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedDavid
Oct 29, 2019 06:36pm
Tags Caucasian - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Married - Christian - Presbyterian - Straight -
InfoFull name: Janet Kay Ruthven Hagan

Kay’s love of politics started at a very young age with the simple act of putting bumper stickers on cars for her uncle. That uncle, Lawton Chiles, went on to become Governor of Florida, having served 18 years in the U.S. Senate.

Part of a long line of civil servants, Kay was taught from a young age how important it is to serve others. Her passion for hard work and standing up for what’s right has followed her ever since.

After attending law school at Wake Forest University, Kay worked as a trust officer at North Carolina National Bank. After her youngest daughter was born, Kay left the bank to focus on being a full time mom to her three children. Kay remained active in her community with United Way, National Conference for Community Justice, church committees and school activities. Along with civic activities, she was involved with numerous political campaigns including those of Governor Jim Hunt.

Inspired by her desire to serve, Kay ran for and was elected to the North Carolina Senate in 1998 and is now serving her fifth term. Throughout her career as a state legislator, Kay has proven to her colleagues and constituents that she is a tireless advocate for the people of North Carolina.

Distinguished as one of the “Top Ten Effective Senators” in the state, Kay has been commended for being a diligent and successful voice for the residents of Guilford County. Kay prides herself on prompt responses to the needs of her constituents whether it be requests for information, assistance with state services, or proactively keeping her constituents informed of legislative activities. Kay has served as co-chair of the Budget Committee during her last three terms.

In Kay’s nine years as a state senator, the legislature has eliminated unfair taxing practices, created Economic Development Tools, tackled the problem of predatory lending, and added state money to homeland security funds to make North Carolina more secure.

Education is the issue of most importance to Kay. She is extremely proud of her work to ensure that quality education is attainable for all North Carolinians. She has worked to strengthen the North Carolina education system by reducing class size, increasing teacher pay, and providing more funds for schools with children with disabilities and at-risk students. In addition, based on her belief that community colleges are the backbone of all North Carolina counties, she has worked to provide funding to these colleges for increased enrollment and enhanced technology equipment.

Born in Shelby, Kay now lives in Greensboro with her husband Chip who she met while they attended law school at Wake Forest University. Kay and Chip have three grown children: Jeanette, Tilden and Carrie.

Her father, Josie Perry "Joe" Ruthven, served as Mayor of Lakeland, Florida.


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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/21/2014-10/25/2014 Survey USA 42.00% ( 4.0) 52.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 5.0)
10/16/2014-10/20/2014 Survey USA 38.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
10/16/2014-10/18/2014 Public Policy Polling 41.00% ( 2.0) 50.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
10/01/2014-10/06/2014 Suffolk University 42.40% ( 0.0) 46.60% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
09/25/2014-09/28/2014 Civitas Institute (R) 48.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
09/22/2014-09/25/2014 Opinion Research Corporation (CNN) 46.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
09/13/2014-09/18/2014 High Point University 39.00% ( 0.0) 50.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
09/11/2014-09/14/2014 Public Policy Polling 43.00% ( 1.0) 48.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
09/05/2014-09/10/2014 American Insights 46.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
09/05/2014-09/09/2014 Elon University 41.00% ( 3.0) 45.00% ( 11.0) 14.00% ( 8.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
04/02/2015-04/05/2015 Public Policy Polling 37.00% ( 1.0) 53.00% ( 1.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
02/24/2015-02/26/2015 Public Policy Polling 38.00% ( 0.0) 54.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
10/27/2014-10/30/2014 Opinion Research Corporation (CNN) 49.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
10/26/2014-10/27/2014 Public Opinion Strategies (R) 44.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
10/06/2014-10/07/2014 Rasmussen Reports 50.00% ( 3.0) 46.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 3.0)
10/01/2014-10/06/2014 Suffolk University 42.40% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 10.80% ( 0.0)
09/27/2014-10/01/2014 Marist Institute 42.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
09/16/2014-09/18/2014 Global Strategy Group (D) 46.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
09/08/2014-09/10/2014 Rasmussen Reports 47.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 27, 2013 10:00am News Sen. Kay Hagan Announces Support For Marriage Equality  Article TX DEM 
Dec 20, 2010 08:00pm News Sen. Hagan's home-state office vandalized  Article The Sunset Provision 
Mar 26, 2009 11:00am News Senator Hagan's office mum on firing of two African American staffers  Article The Sunset Provision 

TWITTER
 
DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.50000 Average

FAMILY
Mother Jeanette Ruthven 1927-1982
Grandfather Lawton Chiles, Sr. 1901-1960
Uncle Lawton M. Chiles, Jr. 1930-1998
1st Cousin Ed Chiles 0000-
1st Cousin Lawton Mainor "Bud" Chiles, III 1953-

INFORMATION LINKS
Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate  Discuss
RACES
  11/04/2014 NC US Senate Lost 47.26% (-1.56%)
  06/22/2014 NC US Senate - D Primary Won 77.16% (+63.29%)
  11/06/2012 Armed Services Committee Seat 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Banking Committee Seat 8 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2009 Seat 11 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 NC US Senate Won 52.65% (+8.47%)
  05/06/2008 NC US Senate - D Primary Won 60.06% (+42.11%)
  11/07/2006 NC State Senate 27 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 NC State Senate 27 Won 65.85% (+34.09%)
  11/05/2002 NC State Senate 27 Won 56.16% (+14.87%)
  11/07/2000 NC State Senate 32 Won 61.51% (+23.02%)
  11/03/1998 NC State Senate 32 Won 52.38% (+4.76%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  03/15/2016 NC US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-62.32%)
  03/15/2016 NC Governor - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-68.70%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NC US Senate - D Primary - Mar 03, 2020 D J. Calvin "Cal" Cunningham
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 D Elena Kagan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder