Anthony Hensley

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Anthony Hensley
Minority Leader of the Kansas Senate
Assumed office
January 8, 1996
Preceded by???
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 19th district
Assumed office
January 1993
Preceded by???
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 58th district
In office
January 1977 – January 1993
Preceded by???
Succeeded by???
Personal details
Born (1953-09-02) September 2, 1953 (age 66)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Deborah Hensley
EducationWashburn University (BA)
Kansas State University (MA)
WebsiteOfficial website

Anthony Hensley (born September 2, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 19th District since 1992. He has been the Minority Leader since 1996 and has also been a committeeman of the Democratic Precinct since 1976. In 1992, he was the Majority Whip. From 1977 to 1992, he was a Representative. In 1991 and 1992, he was the chairman of the 2nd District Democratic Committee and from 1981 to 1986, he was the chairman of the Shawnee County Democratic Central Committee.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Hensley graduated from Washburn University in 1975 and later received his master's degree in special education from Kansas State University. He then taught special education at Topeka's Capital City School until 2011. Hensley teaches government and political affairs to high school students within the Topeka area.[1]

Committee assignments[edit]

Hensley currently serves on the following legislative committees:[2]

  • 2015 Special Committee on K-12 Student Success
  • Assessment and Taxation
  • Confirmation Oversight (Vice-chair)
  • Education (Ranking minority member)
  • Interstate Cooperation (Ranking minority member)
  • Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments, and Benefits
  • Legislative Coordinating Council
  • Legislative Post Audit Committee
  • Senate Select Committee on KPERS (Ranking minority member)
  • Transportation

Major donors[edit]

Some of the top contributors to Hensley's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:[3]

Kansas Democratic Party, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Association of Realtors, Kansas Credit Union Association, Kansas Dental Association

Political parties were his largest donor group.


  1. ^ "About Anthony Hensley". Anthony Hensley, State Senator. Hensley for Senate. Retrieved 20 October 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Senator Anthony Hensley - Senate Minority Leader". Kansas State Legislature 2015-2016. Kansas Legislative Information System and Services. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  3. ^ Anthony Hensley 2008 campaign contributions

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