Gail Finney

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Gail Finney
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 84th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2009
Preceded by Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Personal details
Born (1959-08-16) August 16, 1959 (age 55)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jerrold Finney

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[edit]

Finney is a graduate of Southeast High School, has a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Wichita State University and an MBA from Friends University.[1]

Political career[edit]

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[edit]

On her website, Finney lists her legislative priorities as:[2]

  • 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.

Committee membership[edit]

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Health and Human Services
  • Transportation and Public Safety Budget[citation needed]

2014 committee memberships[edit]

Her assignments for the 2014 Session Committees are:

  • House Appropriations
  • House Corrections and Juvenile Justice
  • House Transportation and Public Safety Budgets, Ranking Democrat[3]


  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 23 January 2009
  • H 5014 Expanded rail service; Kansas City to Fort Worth, Texas; congratulating Kansas Department of Transportation and others; urging action. 17 March 2009[4]
  • 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.[5][6][7][8]

Major donors[edit]

The top 5 donors to Finney's 2008 campaign are mostly individual donors:[9]

  • 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


  1. ^ Rep. Gail Finney Meet Gail
  2. ^ Rep. Gail Finney- Homepage
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  4. ^ Kansas Legislature - Bills Introduced by Member
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  9. ^ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions

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