Carolyn McGinn

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Carolyn McGinn (born January 27, 1959) is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, who has represented the 31st District since 2005. She used to be a Commissioner on the Sedgwick County Commission.[1]

Committee assignments[edit]

McGinn serves on these legislative committees[2]

  • Joint Committee on Energy and Environmental Policy (chair)
  • Natural Resources (chair)
  • Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services Oversight (chair)
  • Ways and Means (vice-chair)
  • Joint Committee on Kansas Security
  • Local Government
  • Calendar and Rules
  • Utilities

Major donors[edit]

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

Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, Kansas Department of Administration, Koch Industries, Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kansas Optometric Association

Energy & natural resources interests were her largest donor group.

In 2012, seven of eight moderate state senate Republicans were successfully targeted by the Koch brothers and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, with only McGinn escaping defeat in the Republican primary. That gave incumbent Governor Sam Brownback the margin he needed to effectively restructure state taxation, exempting "S" status filers such as Koch Industries from income taxes.[4][5][6]


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