Dennis McKinney

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Dennis McKinney
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38th Kansas State Treasurer
In office
January 5, 2009 – January 10, 2011
Preceded by Lynn Jenkins
Succeeded by Ron Estes
Kansas House Minority Leader
In office
Served in Kansas Legislature from 1992–2008
Preceded by Jim Garner
Succeeded by Paul Davis
Personal details
Born (1960-07-24) July 24, 1960 (age 53)
Greensburg, Kansas
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jean McKinney
Residence Greensburg, Kansas
Alma mater Wichita State University (M.P.A.)
Wichita State University (B.A.)
Profession Farmer, Stockman
Religion Methodist

Dennis McKinney (born July 24, 1960) is a former Kansas State Treasurer, having been defeated in 2010 and formerly a state representative in the American state of Kansas, where he represented the 116th House District.[1] This district covers a large portion of south central Kansas, including: Barber County, Comanche County, Kingman County, Kiowa County, north Harper County, and southeastern Ford County.

McKinney was appointed to the Kansas House of Representatives in May 1992 and was re-elected for nine terms.[2] He served as the minority leader in that body, leading the Democrats from January 2003 until December 2008.

In his role as House Minority Leader, McKinney served on the State Finance Council, Calendar and Printing Committee, Interstate Cooperation Committee, and the Legislative Coordinating Council. He was also in charge of organizing activities of the caucus, streamlining legislative business, and uniting members on both sides of the aisle to accomplish goals for Kansas.[3]

Prior to serving in the Kansas Legislature, McKinney served as a Kiowa County Commissioner from January 1989 through May 1992. He is a farmer on the family farm and also a stockman in Kiowa and Comanche counties.

Dennis resides in Greensburg, Kansas with his wife Jean, their daughters Kelly and Lindy.

On November 18, 2008 Governor Kathleen Sebelius appointed McKinney Kansas State Treasurer to replace outgoing Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, who was elected to Congress. McKinney resigned his legislative post in early January to assume duties in the State Treasurer's Office on January 5, 2009. McKinney's replacement in the Kansas House of Representatives is Pat Maloney of Kingman.

Political offices[edit]

  • Treasurer, State of Kansas, 2008–2010
  • Appointed, Treasurer, State of Kansas, November 2008
  • Minority Leader, Kansas State House of Representatives, 2002–2008
  • Representative, Kansas State House of Representatives, 1992–2008
  • Kiowa County Commissioner, 1989–1992.


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