Valdenia Winn

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Valdenia C. Winn
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 34th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1950-12-07) December 7, 1950 (age 66)
Kansas City, Kansas
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Keith V. Persley
Residence Kansas City, Kansas
Alma mater University of Kansas
Profession Community college professor
Religion Protestant

Valdenia Camille "Val" Winn is an African American Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 34th district. She has served since 2001.

Since 1972, Winn has worked as a professor at Kansas City Kansas Community College.[citation needed]

Early life and education[edit]

Winn received a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education, a Master's in History, and a PhD in History from the University of Kansas.[when?]


Winn is currently the chairman/treasurer for the Northeast Coalition, treasurer for the Northeast Cooperative Council, and a member of the Struggler's Hill/Roots Neighborhood Association.

She is a member of the Governor's Council on Travel & Tourism, and a previous member of the Health for All Kansas Steering Commission, Kansas Incorporated Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Governor's Council on Development of Including Kansas, and Kansas Sesquicentennial Steering Commission.[1]

Committee membership[edit]

  • Health and Human Services
  • Education
  • Higher Education (Ranking Member)
  • Joint Committee on Children's Issues
  • Joint Committee on Economic Development

Major campaign donors[edit]

Top donors to Winn's 2008 campaign:[2]

  • 1. Winn, Valdenia $1,684
  • 2. Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $750
  • 3. Kansas Contractors Assoc $600
  • 4. Carpenters District Council of Kansas City $500
  • 5. Astrazeneca $500


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