|Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 35th district
|Succeeded by||Clark Shultz|
May 25, 1949 |
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. Emler assumed the position when the Senate convened January 10, 2011. Emler accepted an appointment to the Kansas Corporation Commission and resigned his seat in the Kansas Senate in 2014, which is now occupied by Clark Shultz.
He lives in Lindsborg, is married to Lorraine Emler and practices law in McPherson.
Sen. Emler works on these legislative committees:
- Ways and Means
- Joint Committee on Kansas Security (vice-chair)
- Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments and Benefits
- Joint Committee on State Building Construction
Some of the top contributors to Sen. Emler's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:
- 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.
- Carpenter, Tim (December 20, 2010). "Emler secures majority leader job". Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
- "Emler resigns Senate seat". McPherson Sentinel. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
- Clarkin, Mary (25 July 2014). "Scramble is on for state Senate post". The Hutchinson News. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
- Profile from the Kansas Legislature
- Jay Emler 2008 campaign contributions