Kay Halloran

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Kay Halloran
Kay Halloran Chapman Iowa.jpg
Mayor of Cedar Rapids
In office
Preceded by Paul Pate
Succeeded by Ron Corbett
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 56th district
49th (1983–1992)
In office
January 13, 1997 – January 7, 2001
Personal details
Born (1937-01-19) January 19, 1937 (age 80)
Estherville, Iowa
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Allen R. Chapman
Children two
Alma mater State University of Iowa
Occupation Lawyer

Kathleen Halloran Chapman, (born January 19, 1937), known as Kay Chapman or Kay Halloran, is an American politician.[1] was elected as the mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States in November 2005. She is a Democrat and former state legislator,[2][3] and a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition,[4] an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino.

Kay Halloran (far right) with George W. Bush after the Iowa flood of 2008.

She was the first woman to enter into a private law practice in Cedar Rapids, and is the city's second female mayor. Ms. Halloran was a 1954 graduate of Franklin High School in Cedar Rapids.


Preceded by
Paul Pate
Mayor of Cedar Rapids
Succeeded by
Ron Corbett