Jay Emler

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Jay Emler
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 35th district
In office
Succeeded by Clark Shultz
Personal details
Born (1949-05-25) May 25, 1949 (age 67)[1]
Denver, Colorado
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lorraine Emler
Residence Lindsborg, Kansas
Profession attorney

Jay Scott Emler is a former Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 35th District from 2001–2014. He previously worked as a Municipal Judge in Lindsborg. Emler was elected by his colleagues to serve as majority leader of the Senate, following Derek Schmidt's election as Kansas Attorney General.[2] Emler assumed the position when the Senate convened January 10, 2011.[citation needed] Emler accepted an appointment to the Kansas Corporation Commission and resigned his seat in the Kansas Senate in 2014,[3] which is now occupied by Clark Shultz.[4]

He lives in Lindsborg, is married to Lorraine Emler and practices law in McPherson.

Committee assignments[edit]

Sen. Emler works on these legislative committees:[5]

  • Ways and Means
  • Joint Committee on Kansas Security (vice-chair)
  • Commerce
  • Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments and Benefits
  • Joint Committee on State Building Construction
  • Utilities

Major donors[edit]

Some of the top contributors to Sen. Emler's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:[6]

Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Contractors Association, Koch Industries, Pioneer Communications

Energy and natural resources companies were his largest donor group.


  1. ^ http://votesmart.org/candidate/34818/jay-scott-emler#.UftdCGRxtHs
  2. ^ Carpenter, Tim (December 20, 2010). "Emler secures majority leader job". Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Emler resigns Senate seat". McPherson Sentinel. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Clarkin, Mary (25 July 2014). "Scramble is on for state Senate post". The Hutchinson News. Retrieved 26 July 2014. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Profile from the Kansas Legislature
  6. ^ Jay Emler 2008 campaign contributions

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