David Haley

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David Haley
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 4th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2001
Preceded bySherman Jones
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 34th district
In office
January 9, 1995 – January 8, 2001
Preceded byRobert Watson
Succeeded byValdenia Winn
Personal details
Born (1958-10-29) October 29, 1958 (age 63)[1]
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Residence(s)Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Alma materMorehouse College, Howard University (J.D.)

David B. Haley (born October 29, 1958) is a Democratic member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 4th district since 2001. From 1995 to 2001, he was a Kansas Representative. He ran unsuccessfully for Kansas Secretary of State in 2002 and 2006.

He is the son of politician George W. Haley and nephew of Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley.[2]

Issue positions[edit]

Where David Haley stands on some of the issues (according to his website):[3]

  • Fiscally conservative
  • Stronger penalties for animal cruelty
  • Campaign finance reform

See also: Sen. Haley on the issues from Project Vote Smart

Committee assignments[edit]

In addition to being a member of the Kansas Sentencing Commission, Haley serves on these legislative committees:[4]

  • Judiciary
  • Public Health and Welfare
  • Joint Committee on Children's Issues
  • Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight
  • Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight
  • Joint Committee on State-Tribal Relations


In 2010 Haley's proposed legislation included:

  • Two bills relating to crime and punishment[5]
  • A bill requiring a paper trail for electronic voting[6]
  • A bill proposing the President be elected by popular vote[7]
  • A bill to abolish the death penalty, which died after a 20-20 tied vote in the Senate in 2010.[8]

Major donors[edit]

The top contributors to Haley's 2008 campaign, according to OpenSecrets:[9]

Senate Democratic Committee of Kansas, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Kansans for Lifesaving Cures, Pipefitters Local Union 533, Deffenbaugh Industries, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee of Kansas, Kansas Contractors Association, Carpenters District Council of Kansas City

His largest donor groups were from energy/natural resources companies and political parties.


  1. ^ http://www.kanfocus.com/FMPro.php?-DB=House_Profiles_KS&-Lay=Contact&-format=Contact_Senate.html&Name=David%20Haley,%20D-4th&-find
  2. ^ Hancock, Peter (May 14, 2015). "George Haley, one of first African Americans in Kansas Senate, dies". Lawrence Journal-World.
  3. ^ "David Haley issues". Archived from the original on 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
  4. ^ Profile from the Kansas Legislature website Archived November 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ SB 17 Kansas Legislature[permanent dead link], SB 18 Kansas Legislature[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ SB 191 Kansas Legislature[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ SB 261 Kansas Legislature[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ SB 208 Kansas Legislature[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ David Haley 2008 campaign contributions

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