David Haley

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David Haley
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 4th district
Assumed office
2001
Personal details
Born (1958-10-29) October 29, 1958 (age 60)[1]
Kansas City, Kansas
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceKansas City, Kansas
Alma materMorehouse College, Howard University (J.D.)
ProfessionAttorney

David Haley 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

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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 the National Institute on Money in State Politics:[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.

References[edit]

  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
  4. ^ Profile from the Kansas Legislature website Archived November 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ SB 17 Kansas Legislature, SB 18 Kansas Legislature
  6. ^ SB 191 Kansas Legislature
  7. ^ SB 261 Kansas Legislature
  8. ^ SB 208 Kansas Legislature
  9. ^ David Haley 2008 campaign contributions

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