Lawrence Gates

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Lawrence Gates is the current Chair of the Kansas Democratic Party. During his tenure the Democrats have been able to win top offices and make gains in the Kansas Legislature by appealing to moderate Republican and independent voters.[1][2][3]

Personal Life and Public Service[edit]

Gates graduated from the University of Kansas and is a resident of Overland Park, Kansas.[4] Besides his work for the Democrats, Gates has raised funds for disaster relief and serves as a Governance Boardmember for the nonprofit Community Living Opportunities, Inc. whose mission it is to mission is to help people with severe developmental disabilities achieve a fulfilling lifestyle.[5][6]

Professional life[edit]

Gates founded the law firm Gates, Biles, Shields & Ryan, P.A. in 1980 and is active in the real estate business.[7][8]


  1. ^ Slevin, Peter (2006-10-19). ""Moderates in Kansas Decide They're Not in GOP Anymore," Washington Post" (English). The Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-03-10. 
  2. ^ Wickham, DeWayne (2006-06-05). ""Kansas Political Shifts Sign Of Things To Come?," USA Today" (English). Retrieved 2007-03-10. 
  3. ^ ""Kansas Republicans Evolve -- Into Democrats," Salon" (English). Retrieved 2007-03-10. 
  4. ^ "KU Alumni Association" (English). Retrieved 2007-03-10. 
  5. ^ "UN Tsunami Disaster Relief Fund" (English). Retrieved 2007-03-10. 
  6. ^ "Community Living Opportunities, Inc." (English). Retrieved 2007-03-10. 
  7. ^ "FindLaw Profile" (English). Retrieved 2007-03-10. 
  8. ^ "Rockgate Management" (English). Retrieved 2007-03-10. 

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