|Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 35th district
May 25, 1949 |
Jay Scott Emler is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 35th District since 2001. He previously worked as a Municipal Judge in Lindsborg. Emler was elected by his colleagues to serve as majority leader of the Senate, following Derek Schmidt's election as Kansas Attorney General. Emler assumed the position when the Senate convened January 10, 2011.
He lives in Lindsborg, is married to Lorraine Emler and practices law in McPherson.
Sen. Emler works on these legislative committees:
- Ways and Means
- Joint Committee on Kansas Security (vice-chair)
- Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments and Benefits
- Joint Committee on State Building Construction
Some of the top contributors to Sen. Emler's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:
- Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Contractors Association, Koch Industries, Pioneer Communications
Energy and natural resources companies were his largest donor group.
- Carpenter, Tim (December 20, 2010). "Emler secures majority leader job". Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
- Profile from the Kansas Legislature
- Jay Emler 2008 campaign contributions
- Kansas Senate Biography
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Campaign contributions: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
- Sen. Emler's website