Susan Wagle

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Susan Wagle
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 30th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1953-09-27) September 27, 1953 (age 61)[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Tom Wagle
Residence Wichita, Kansas
Alma mater Wichita State University
Profession business/real estate

Susan Wagle is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing Kansas' 30th district since 2001.[2] She was elected President of the Senate of Kansas in 2011.


Wagle has a bachelor's degree from Wichita State University. From 1979-1982 she was a teacher in the Wichita Public Schools. She then became involved in real-estate investment. She was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1990 and to the Kansas State Senate in 2000.[3]

She was elected Senate president on Dec. 3, 2012, winning 23-9 over Sen. Steve Abrams of Arkansas City. A cancer survivor, she is the Kansas Senate's first female president, and the first Senate president from Wichita. She began serving as Senate president in 2013.[4]

Wagle lives in Wichita and is married to Tom Wagle.

Committee assignments[edit]

Wagle serves on these legislative committees:[5]

  • Local Government (vice-chair)
  • Joint Committee on Children's Issues
  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Ethics and Elections


Legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Wagle includes:[6]

  • Constitutional amendment to have supreme court justices' appointments subject to consent of the senate.[7]
  • A bill to create a budget stabilization fund[8]
  • A bill regarding the right to bear arms[9]

Major donors[edit]

Some of the top contributors to Wagle's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:[10]

Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, Kansas Medical Society, Kansas Hospital Association, Kansas Optometric Association, Koch Industries, Heart PAC

Health care companies were her largest donor group.


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