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Gail Finney

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Preceded by  Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Name  Gail Finney

Spouse(s)  Jerrold Finney
Political party  Democratic
Party  Democratic Party
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Born  August 16, 1959 (age 56) (1959-08-16)

Education  Wichita State University

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Gail Finney (born August 16, 1959) is an African American Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 84th house district. She has served since 2009.


Early life and education

Finney was born in Wichita, Kansas. She is a graduate of Southeast High School, has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wichita State University and an MBA from Friends University.

Political career

Finney has served on the Wichita Chamber of 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.

Issue positions

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.
  • 2016 committee memberships

    Her assignments for the 2015 - 2016 Session Committees are:

  • House Appropriations
  • House Corrections and Juvenile Justice
  • House Transportation and Public Safety Budgets, Ranking Democrat
  • Sponsored legislation

  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. January 23, 2009
  • H 5014 Expanded rail service; Kansas City to Fort Worth, Texas; congratulating Kansas Department of Transportation and others; urging action. March 17, 2009
  • In February 2014, it was discovered that Finney wants Kansas caregivers (including teachers and parents) to be allowed to spank children to the point of bruising without consequence.
  • Major donors

    The top 5 donors to Finney's 2008 campaign are mostly individual donors:

  • 1. Finney, Gail $4,991
  • 2. Kansas Contractors Assoc $750
  • 3. Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $750
  • 4. Finney Jr, Jerrold $500
  • 5. Finney Sr, Jerrold $500
  • References

    Gail Finney Wikipedia