Jeff King (politician)

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Jeff King
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 15th district
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 10, 2017
Preceded by Derek Schmidt
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 12th district
In office
Preceded by Derek Schmidt
Succeeded by Jim Kelly
Personal details
Born (1975-05-15) May 15, 1975 (age 42)
Independence, Kansas
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kimberly King
Residence Independence, Kansas
Alma mater Brown University (B.A.)
University of Cambridge (M.Sc.)
Yale Law School (J.D.)
Profession Attorney

Jeffrey "Jeff" R. King (born May 15, 1975) is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing residents of Allen, Woodson, Anderson, Franklin, Coffey, Wilson, Montgomery, Elk, and Chautauqua counties in the 15th Senate District.[1] He was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Derek Schmidt in the Kansas Senate 15th district, following Schmidt's election as Kansas Attorney General.[2] King assumed office in the Kansas Senate on January 10, 2011, resigning from the House, effective the same day.[3] He previously served in the Kansas House of Representatives, first holding office in 2007.[4]

King earned his Bachelor of Arts in international relations and economy from Brown University, Master of Science in agricultural economics from Cambridge University, and J.D. from Yale Law School.[5]

Prior to his election he has worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as a private practice attorney, and as a law clerk for Chief Judge Deanell Reece Tacha on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.[6]

Committee membership[edit]

Senator King currently serves on the following legislative committees:[1]

  • Confirmation Oversight
  • Corrections and Juvenile Justice
  • Interstate Cooperation
  • Joint Committee on Prisons, Investments, and Benefits (Vice-chair)
  • Judiciary
  • Senate Select Committee on Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) (Chair)
  • Transportation

Major donors[edit]

The top 5 donors to King's 2008 campaign were from professional organizations:[7]

  • 1. Kansas Medical Society $1,250
  • 2. Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $1,000
  • 3. Koch Industries $1,000
  • 4. Kansas Contractors Assoc $1,000
  • 5. Kansas Insurance Agents $600


  1. ^ a b "Senator Jeff King - Vice President of the Senate". Kansas Legislature, 2015-2016 Legislative Sessions. Kansas Legislative Information System and Services. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Andy (December 11, 2010). "Jeff King appointed to Kansas State Senate". Montgomery County Chronicle. Archived from the original on January 11, 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kansas Secretary of State Twitter post, 20 Dec 2010". Twitter. KS Sec of State Twitter account. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "King, Jeffrey R. (Jeff)". Kansas State Library. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "About Jeff". Jeff King, 15th District Kansas Senate. Jeff King for Kansas Senate. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Jeff King Biography
  7. ^ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions

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