Jim Ward (Kansas politician)

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James "Jim" Ward
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 88th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1957-12-05) December 5, 1957 (age 59)
Omaha, Nebraska
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Karen Ward
Residence Wichita, Kansas
Alma mater Washburn Law School (J.D.)
Creighton University (B.A.)
Profession Attorney

James "Jim" Ward (born December 5, 1957) is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 88th district.[1] He has served since 2003 and is currently the Assistant Minority Leader.

Prior to his election to the House, Ward served in the Kansas Senate from 1991–1993 and on the Wichita City Council in 1991.

Ward, who received his JD from the Washburn School of Law, currently works as an attorney. He is a member of the Wichita Bar Association, Project Freedom, and the Wichita Youth Court Project.[2]

Committee membership[edit]

  • Education (Ranking Member)
  • Health and Human Services
  • Judiciary
  • Interstate Cooperation
  • Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight
  • Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight

Major donors[edit]

The top 5 named donors to Ward's various political campaigns over his career are:[3]

  • 1. Kansas Democratic Party $15,219
  • 2. Kansas National Education Association $8,000
  • 3. Kansas Contractors Association $5,400
  • 4. Senate Victory Fund $5,154
  • 5. AT&T $5,142


  1. ^ http://votesmart.org/candidate/12557/jim-ward#.UftPR2RxtHs
  2. ^ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Jim Ward Biography
  3. ^ Follow the Money - WARD, JIM - Individual (As a candidate)

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