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Encyclopedia > Kathleen Sebelius
Kathleen Sebelius
Kathleen Sebelius

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 13, 2003
Lieutenant John E. Moore, Mark Parkinson
Preceded by Bill Graves

Born May 15, 1948 (1948-05-15) (age 60)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse Gary Sebelius
Profession Governor
Religion Roman Catholic

Kathleen Sebelius (born May 15, 1948) is currently serving as the 44th Governor of Kansas.[1] She is the second female governor of Kansas, the 2008 respondent to the State of the Union address,[2] and chair-emerita of the Democratic Governors Association. The Governor of Kansas holds the supreme executive power of the State as provided by the first article of the Kansas Constitution. ... Open seat redirects here. ... is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Governor of Kansas holds the supreme executive power of the State as provided by the first article of the Kansas Constitution. ... John E. Moore, born in Charleston, West Virginia, is an American politician and the current Lieutenant Governor of Kansas. ... Mark Parkinson is an American lawyer, businessman, and politician who is currently a Democratic candidate for the lieutenant governor of Kansas. ... William Graves, commonly known as Bill Graves, was governor of Kansas from 1995 until 2003. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cincinnati redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Catholic Church redirects here. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Governor of Kansas holds the supreme executive power of the State as provided by the first article of the Kansas Constitution. ...  Female Republican Governor  Female Democratic Governor  Female Republican and Democratic Governor Twenty-nine women have been or are currently serving as the governor of an American state, including two in an acting capacity. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... State of the Union redirects here. ... The Democratic Governors Association is a Washington, D.C.-based organization founded in 1983, consisting of U.S. state and territorial governors affiliated with the Democratic Party. ...


Sebelius has endorsed Democratic presumptive nominee Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. She has also been mentioned as one of Obama's potential running mates.[3] The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... “Barack” redirects here. ... The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008, will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial president and vice president of the United States. ...

Contents

Early life and family

Sebelius was born Kathleen Gilligan and raised in a Catholic family in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended the Summit Country Day School, a Roman Catholic secondary school, followed by Trinity Washington University, a Roman Catholic university in Washington, D.C., and later earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas. She moved to Kansas in 1974, where she served for eight years as a representative in the Kansas Legislature and eight years as Insurance Commissioner before being elected governor. Cincinnati redirects here. ... The Summit Country Day School educates students from preschool through high school in its Montessori, Primary, Middle School and Upper School divisions. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... For other schools with similar names, see Trinity University and Trinity College. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is one of several master level professional public affairs degrees that provides training in public policy and project/program implementation (more recently known as public management). ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. ... The Kansas Legislature meet at the State Capitol in Topeka. ...


Sebelius is the daughter of former Ohio governor John J. Gilligan, and thus they became the first father/daughter governor pair in the United States after her election.[4] Her husband K. Gary Sebelius[5] is a federal magistrate judge and the son of former U.S. Representative Keith Sebelius, a Republican. They have two sons. She also visits her childhood and current vacation home, located in Leland, Michigan, north of Traverse City, Michigan. This article is about the U.S. State. ... John Joyce Jack Gilligan (born March 22, 1921) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Ohio who served as its 62nd governor. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Keith Sebelius (born September 10, 1916-August 6, 1983) was an American politician who served in the US House of Representatives (1969-1981). ... GOP redirects here. ... Leland is the county seat of Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Traverse City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Early political career

She was first elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1986. In 1994 she left the House to run for state insurance commissioner and stunned political forecasters by winning — the first time a Democrat had won in more than 100 years. She is credited with bringing the agency out from under the influence of the insurance industry. She refused to take campaign contributions from insurers and blocked the proposed merger of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the state's largest health insurer, with an Indiana-based company. The decision by Sebelius marked the first time the corporation had been rebuffed in its acquisition attempts."[6] The Kansas House of Representatives is the lower house of the Kansas Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. State of Kansas. ... The Kansas Democratic Party is the state affiliate political party of the national Democratic Party in Kansas. ... Political campaign Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Campaign finance refers to the means by which money is raised for election campaigns. ... For the UK animal charity, see The Blue Cross. ... The Blue Shield concept was developed at the beginning of the twentieth century by employers in lumber and mining camps of the Pacific Northwest to provide medical care by paying monthly fees to medical service bureaus composed of groups of physicians. ... The term health insurance is generally used to describe a form of insurance that pays for medical expenses. ...


Governorship

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First Term

2002 Election

Sebelius defeated Republican Tim Shallenburger in the 2002 election by a vote of 53%-45%.[7] Her victory was partially the result of a divide between conservatives and moderates within the Kansas Republican Party.[8] This divide is touched upon in Thomas Frank's bestseller What's the Matter with Kansas?. Since winning the election, Sebelius has successfully built upon her popularity and, as of January 2006, was one of the most popular governors in the country.[9] GOP redirects here. ... The Kansas Republican Party is the Kansas organization of the national Republican Party. ... Thomas Frank Thomas Frank (born 1965) is an American author who writes about what he calls cultural politics. He is the founder and editor of The Baffler and the author of several books, most recently Whats the Matter with Kansas?. Other writings include essays for Harpers Magazine, Le... Whats the Matter with Kansas? (2004) is a book written by American journalist and historian Thomas Frank, which explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of his native state of Kansas, which was once a hotbed of the left-wing Populist movement of... January 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accuses European nations of trying to complete the Holocaust by creating a Jewish camp Israel in the Middle East. ...


Second Term

2006 Re-Election

On May 26, 2006 Sebelius formally announced her candidacy for re-election. Four days later, Mark Parkinson, former Kansas state GOP Party Chair, switched his party affiliation to Democratic; the following day Sebelius announced that Parkinson would be her running mate for Lieutenant Governor. Parkinson had previously served in the state House during 1991–1992 and the Senate during 1993–1997. Parkinson was viewed as a pro-business moderate who strongly supported public education. This was somewhat reminiscent of the fact that John Moore had also been a Republican, before switching just days prior to joining Sebelius as her running mate.[10] The Kansas gubernatorial election of 2006 is scheduled to occur on November 7, 2006. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark Parkinson is an American lawyer, businessman, and politician who is currently a Democratic candidate for the lieutenant governor of Kansas. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... “Moderates” redirects here. ... // Public spending on education in 2005 Public education is education mandated for or offered to the children of the general public by the government, whether national, regional, or local, provided by an institution of civil government, and paid for, in whole or in part, by taxes. ...


She was challenged by Republican Kansas State Senator Jim Barnett. A September 1 Rasmussen poll showed Sebelius with an 11 percent lead over Barnett. [11] Other polls gave Sebelius as much as a 20 percent lead. As of 2004, 50 percent of Kansas voters were registered Republicans, compared to 27 percent as registered Democrats.[12] Sebelius, nevertheless, won a landslide re-election — with 57.8 percent — of the vote to Barnett's 40.5 percent. Because of Kansas' term limit law, her second term as Governor is her last. GOP redirects here. ... The Kansas Senate in legislative session in January 2006. ... Jim Barnett is an American Republican politician who is currently the State Senator for Kansas 17th District, which is centered around Emporia. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... There are several people with the surname Rasmussen: Alis Rasmussen, a writer known by the name Kate Elliott . ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about constitutional law; for the book by Vince Flynn see Term Limits (novel). ...


Recognition

In 2001 Sebelius was named as one of Governing Magazine's Public Officials of the Year while she was serving as Kansas Insurance Commissioner.[13] Congressional Quarterly (CQ) produces a number of publications that report primarily on the United States Congress. ...


In November 2005, Time named Sebelius as one of the five best governors in America, praising her for eliminating a $1.1 billion debt she inherited, ferreting out waste in state government, and strongly supporting public education — all without raising taxes, although she proposed raising sales, property, and income taxes[14]. Also praised was her bipartisan approach to governing, a useful trait in a state where Republicans have usually controlled the Legislature.[15] Ongoing events • Abramoff-Reed gambling scandal • Al Jazeera bombing memo • Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak • Black sites scandal • Conservative leadership race (UK) • Fuel prices • Irans nuclear program • Jilin chemical plant explosions • Kashmir earthquake • Malawi food crisis • Malaysian prisoner abuse scandal • New Delhi bombings investigation • Niger food crisis • North Indian cyclone... TIME redirects here. ... For other uses, see Debt (disambiguation). ... The Kansas Legislature meet at the State Capitol in Topeka. ...


In February 2006, the White House Project named Sebelius one of its "8 in '08", a group of eight female politicians who could possibly run and/or be elected president in 2008.[16] Media:Example. ... The White House Project logo The White House Project, a national, nonpartisan, non-for-profit organization, aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors, up to the U.S. presidency. ...


Speculation on political future

During the 2004 election, Sebelius was named as a potential running mate for John Kerry.[17] In the aftermath of Kerry's defeat, some pundits named Sebelius as a potential candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 2008.[18]As of Barack Obama's clinching of the nomination in June 2008, speculation remains that she will be a contender for the vice-presidential slot on the Democratic ticket this year.[19] The Washington Post has listed her as the top prospect for the 2008 nomination.[20] James Carville and Novak have also mentioned Sebelius' name.[21][22] Speculation that the Vice Presidential nomination lies in her future was heightened by the fact that she was chosen by the Democratic Party's congressional leaders to give their party's official response to Republican President George W. Bush's 2008 State of the Union Address.[23] The next day, she endorsed Obama's campaign, one week before the Kansas caucus on Super Tuesday.[24] Obama won the caucus easily, with 74% support.[25] Presidential election results map. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... While it is rare for candidates for President of the United States to officially declare their candidacy prior to late in the year preceding the presidential election (in this case, 2007), some potential Democratic candidates have expressed their interest in running in the 2008 presidential election and are listed below. ... “Barack” redirects here. ... June 2008 is the sixth month of the current leap year. ... James Carville James Carville (born October 25, 1944) is an American political consultant, commentator, media personality and pundit. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Barack Obama, the junior United States Senator from Illinois, announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States in Springfield, Illinois, on February 10, 2007. ... In the United States, Super Tuesday commonly refers to a Tuesday in early March of a presidential election year. ...


Also, due to Sebelius being term-limited in 2010 and owing to her being a Democrat who has achieved election to statewide office in the heavily Republican state, Sebelius is also speculated as a possible Democratic candidate for the Senate seat currently held by Republican Sam Brownback, who has said he will not seek reelection in 2010. Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Samuel Dale Brownback (b. ...


Sebelius is a former chair of the Democratic Governors Association, a popular launchpad for those with national political ambitions.[26] In 2007, she traveled to Istanbul to attend the annual Bilderberg Group meeting.[27] The Democratic Governors Association is a Washington, D.C.-based organization founded in 1983, consisting of U.S. state and territorial governors affiliated with the Democratic Party. ... Location of Istanbul on the Bosphorus Strait, Turkey Coordinates: , Country Turkey Region Province Istanbul Founded 667 BC as Byzantium Roman/Byzantine period AD 330 as Nova Roma (original name given in 330 and used during Constantines reign) and later Constantinople (following Constantines death in 337) Ottoman period 1453... The front cover of the allegedly privately circulated report of the 1980 Bilderberg conference in Bad Aachen, Germany. ...


Political positions

Abortion

Regarding her position on abortion, Sebelius describes herself as personally pro-life, but opposed to efforts to eliminate or reduce abortions primarily by criminalizing abortion procedures.[28] Sebelius' office states that abortions have declined 8.5 percent during her tenure as governor.[29] According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment statistics, the number of induced abortions in Kansas declined by 1,568, or 12.6 percent, from 2001 to 2007, the year of the most recently available statistics.[30] Her administration attributes the decline to health care reforms that Sebelius initiated, including "adoption incentives, extended health services for pregnant women..., sex education and... a variety of support services for families."[31] Nationally, the number of abortions declined approximately 7.6 percent from 2000 to 2005, the year of the most recently available and reliable U.S. statistics.[32] This article is about the social movement. ... Main Entry: crim·i·nal·ize Pronunciation: kri-m&-n&l-Iz, krim-n&-lIz Function: transitive verb Inflected Form(s): -ized; -iz·ing to make illegal : OUTLAW; also : to turn into or treat as a criminal - crim·i·nal·i·za·tion /kri-m&-n&l-&-zA-sh&n... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... For other uses, see Adoption (disambiguation). ... Obstetrics and Gynaecology (often abbreviated to OB/GYN or O&G) are the two surgical specialties dealing with the female reproductive organs, and as such are often combined to form a single medical speciality and postgraduate training program. ... An early 20th century post card documents the problem of unwanted pregnancy. ...


Sebelius has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood and they have conducted fundraising activity on her behalf.[33] Sebelius vetoed abortion legislation in Kansas in 2003, 2005, 2006, and again in 2008. This article is about Planned Parenthood Federation of America. ...


On April 21, 2008, Sebelius vetoed House Substitute for Senate Bill 389, titled the Comprehensive Abortion Reform Act by its sponsors. Proponents of the bill claimed the legislation would strengthen late-term abortion laws and prevent "coerced abortions," particularly with respect to minors. The Kansas City Star reported that HS SB 389 would have required the State of Kansas to collect patient diagnostic information providing detailed medical justification for late-term abortions, and would have also permitted litigants to sue abortion providers if they thought that a relative of theirs was planning a late-term abortion in violation of Kansas law.[34] Sebelius objected to the constitutionality, efficacy and morality of the proposed legislation. She wrote, "The United States Supreme Court decisions make clear that any law regulating abortion must contain exceptions for pregnancies which endanger the woman's life or health. However, SB 389 allows a variety of individuals to seek a court order preventing a woman from obtaining an abortion, even where it may be necessary to save her life. I am concerned that the bill is unconstitutional or even worse, endangers the lives of women." In addition, she expressed concern that the bill would "likely encourage extensive litigation" and that it "unnecessarily jeopardizes the privacy of Kansas women's confidential medical records."[35] is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Kansas City Star is a newspaper in Kansas City, Missouri. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States...


Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann has stated that Sebelius has a long record of supporting and advocating for legalized abortion and that her public stances have "grave spiritual and moral consequences." Naumann also asked that she no longer receive Holy Communion. Naumann criticized Sebelius for vetoing HS SB 389.[36] Nickname: Location in Wyandotte, County in the state of Kansas. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... For other uses, see Eucharist (disambiguation). ...


Some members of the Catholic media object to the Archbishop's request that Sebelius not take communion.[37] [38]


In September 2005, Sebelius donated a reception to be held at Cedar Crest, the official residence of the Governor, to an auction benefiting the Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus, a group that endorses only pro-choice candidates.[39] At the auction, the manager of a Wichita clinic that specializes in late-term abortions, physician George Tiller, bid and won the gubernatorial reception. Tiller redeemed the prize and he and members of his staff dined with Sebelius at her home on April 7, 2007.[40] [41] 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in September September 28 : Constance Baker Motley September 25 : M. Scott Peck September 25 : Don Adams September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal September 14 : Robert Wise September 10 : Hermann Bondi September 8 : Donald Horne September 7 : Moussa Arafat... Cedar Crest may refer to: Green Harbor-Cedar Crest, Massachusetts Cedar Crest, New Mexico Cedar Crest, Oklahoma This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Issues of discussion Pro-choice describes the political and ethical view that a woman should have complete control over her fertility and pregnancy. ... Dr. George Tiller (b. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Education

Early in the term, Sebelius made education funding her top priority. Education funding reached a breaking point in the summer of 2005 when the Kansas Supreme Court ordered the Legislature to increase K–12 funding.[42] Sebelius offered one education funding plan early in her first term which consisted of property, sales, and income tax increases. Sebelius has since deferred to the Kansas legislature on education funding issues[citation needed], resulting in 2006 in the largest K–12 education funding increase in the history of the state. The three-year plan aimed to increase education funding by nearly $1 billion over three years but did not give a funding source for the second and third years. Current state projections show the state in debt by millions of dollars halfway into the second year of the plan.[citation needed] The Kansas Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority in the state of Kansas. ... The Kansas Legislature meet at the State Capitol in Topeka. ...


Environment

Sebelius has also put environmental concerns at the top of her agenda. She pushed for more widespread recycling efforts across the state. [43] In addition, she vetoed bills authorizing the construction of coal-fired power plants on three separate occasions. [44] On June 2, 2008, Sebelius spoke at the American Wind Energy Association Conference, calling for greater federal support for wind energy and other renewable energy resources. [45] The international recycling symbol. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which formed in 1974, is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. ...


Guns

Sebelius has said she supports Kansans' right to own firearms, but does not believe a broad concealed carry law would make them safer: "I don't believe allowing people to carry concealed handguns into sporting events, shopping malls, grocery stores, or the workplace would be good public policy. And to me the likelihood of exposing children to loaded handguns in their parents' purses, pockets and automobiles is simply unacceptable."[46] In the United States, concealed carry is the right to carry a handgun or other weapon in public in a concealed manner. ...


Sebelius vetoed, like her Republican predecessor Bill Graves, a concealed carry law that would have allowed citizens to carry concealed weapons after obtaining a state permit and passing an FBI background check.[47] The veto left Kansas, at the time, as one of four states without any form of a conceal-carry law. William Graves, commonly known as Bill Graves, was governor of Kansas from 1995 until 2003. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...


On March 21, 2006, she vetoed Senate Bill 418, a similar concealed-carry bill. On March 25, Sebelius's veto was overturned after the Kansas House of Representatives voted 91-33 to override it. This followed the Kansas Senate's 30-10 override vote, which occurred the day after her veto.[48] is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Kansas House of Representatives is the lower house of the Kansas Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. State of Kansas. ... The Kansas Senate in legislative session in January 2006. ...


On April 21, 2008, Sebelius signed Senate Bill 46 into law, which repealed a 1933 state law prohibiting civilian ownership of machine guns and other firearms restricted by the National Firearms Act of 1934 provided that any prospective civilian owner successfully meets the requirements of the NFA. The law was passed in part to address legal issues that could have prevented dealers from delivering firearms to law enforcement agencies in Kansas. The law takes effect on July 1.[49] is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... A machine gun is a fully-automatic firearm that is capable of firing bullets in rapid succession. ... The National Firearms Act (NFA), cited as the Act of June 26, 1934, Ch. ...


Other issues

Sebelius did not support an April 2005 amendment to the Kansas Constitution that made same-sex marriage in the state unconstitutional. Sebelius said she supported the existing state law outlawing same-sex marriage, viewed it as sufficient,[50] and therefore opposed the constitutional amendment. The amendment passed with 70 percent voter approval. April 2005 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Hamas and Islamic Jihad have declared, in principle, their intention to join the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). ... The Kansas Constitution was originally known as the Wyandotte Constitution to distinguish it from three proposed constitutions that preceded it. ... Recognized in some regions Foreign marriages recognized Civil unions and registered partnerships Recognized in some regions Unregistered co-habitation Recognition debated Same-sex marriage debated, recognition granted United States (CT, DC, HI, ME, NH, NJ, OR, VT, WA) See also This box:      Same-sex marriage (also referred to as gay...


Sebelius is an opponent of capital punishment. During her first term, the Kansas capital punishment laws were declared unconstitutional by the Kansas Supreme Court. However, on appeal by then-Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline, the ruling was again overturned and the current law reinstated by the United States Supreme Court. Death penalty, death sentence, and execution redirect here. ... The Kansas Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority in the state of Kansas. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... This article is about the politician. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States...


The Cato Institute (a libertarian think tank) gave Sebelius the grade of "D" [51], citing the combination of rapid spending growth and proposed tax increases. The tax increases were not approved by the legislature. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institutes stated mission is to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and peace by striving to achieve greater involvement... See also Libertarianism and Libertarian Party Libertarian,is a term for person who has made a conscious and principled commitment, evidenced by a statement or Pledge, to forswear violating others rights and usually living in voluntary communities: thus in law no longer subject to government supervision. ... This article is about the institution. ...


Electoral history

Kansas Gubernatorial Election 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kathleen Sebelius 435,462 52.9
Republican Tim Shallenburger 371,325 45.3
Kansas Gubernatorial Election 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kathleen Sebelius (Incumbent) 480,532 57.8 +4.9
Republican Jim Barnett 336,583 40.5

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  • Kansas Office of the Governor Kathleen Sebelius official state site
  • National Governors Association - Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius biography
  • Follow the Money - Kathleen Sebelius & Mark Parkinson 2006 campaign contributions
  • On the Issues - Kathleen Sebelius issue positions and quotes
  • Project Vote Smart - Governor Kathleen Sebelius (KS) profile
  • About.com's Inside Profile of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas
  • Kathleen Sebelius for Governor official campaign site

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  • Trinity Washington University (2006). Profile: Kathleen Sebelius '70. Retrieved June 15, 2008.
Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Graves
Governor of Kansas
January 13, 2003present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Tom Sawyer
Democratic Party nominee for Governor of Kansas
2002, 2006
Succeeded by
Most recent
Order of precedence in the United States of America
Preceded by
Dick Cheney
Vice President of the United States
Lynne Cheney
Second Lady of the United States (if present)
United States order of precedence
In Kansas
Succeeded by
Mayors of Kansas cities if present
next fixed Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ted Kulongoski
Governor of Oregon
United States order of precedence
Outside Kansas
Succeeded by
Joe Manchin
Governor of West Virginia

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Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius - Home Page (643 words)
Sebelius made a similar request to the Judicial and Legislative branches of Kansas government.
Sebelius also communicated with the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents, who supervise the education of students in Kansas.
Governor Kathleen Sebelius addressed the American Wind Energy Association’s Wind Power 2008 Conference to highlight the work in Kansas to be a leader in renewable energy.
Kathleen Sebelius: Information from Answers.com (1419 words)
Sebelius was briefly mentioned as a possible running mate for 2004 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, though she remained adamant that her governorship was the central and only focus of her political life.
Sebelius was born and raised in a Catholic family in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Sebelius is the daughter of former Ohio governor John J. Gilligan, and thus they became the first father/daughter governor pair in the United States after her election.
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