Laura Kelly Net Worth

Laura Kelly’s net worth is $2.4 million. She is an American politician in Democratic party serving since 2019 as the 48th governor of Kansas so Mashoor estimates her worth around $2.4 million.

Laura Kelly Biography

As of 2019, Laura Jeanne Kelly, an American politician, has been Kansas’ 48th governor. She served as the Democratic Party’s senator for Kansas’ 18th district from 2005 to 2019. In the 2018 election, Kelly ran for governor and defeated Kris Kobach, the Republican candidate. In the 2022 election for governor of Kansas, Kelly defeated Republican Derek Schmidt and won a second term.

Laura Jeanne Kelly (born January 24, 1950) is an American politician serving since 2019 as the 48th governor of Kansas. A member of the Democratic Party, she represented the 18th district in the Kansas Senate from 2005 to 2019. Kelly ran for governor in the 2018 election and defeated the Republican nominee, Kris Kobach. Kelly was re-elected to a second term in the 2022 Kansas gubernatorial election, defeating Republican Derek Schmidt.

She is on Instagram as govlaurakelly.

Personal Details

Net Worth$2.4 million
Real NameLaura Jeanne Kelly
Date of Birth January 24, 1950
BirthplaceNew York, US


FatherYet To Update
MotherYet To Update
SiblingsYet To Update
HusbandTed Daughety


SchoolYet To Update
UniversityBradley University (BS)
Indiana University Bloomington (MS)
QualificationYet To Update

Personal Life

Laura Kelly has been married to physician Ted Daughety, a specialist in pulmonary and sleep disorders, since 1979. They moved to Topeka in 1986. They have two adult daughters, Kathleen and Molly Daughety. She is Catholic.

Political Career

Laura Kelly served as the Minority Whip after being elected to the Kansas Senate in November 2004. She was asked to join the Kansas Ways and Means Committee in 2007 as the minority member with the highest ranking. Kelly contributed to the creation of Kansas’ Early Childhood Development Block Grants programme. Kelly briefly explored running for Kansas’s 2nd congressional district in late 2009. She worked as the Kansas Senate’s assistant minority leader for the 2011–2012 legislative sessions.


2018 – On December 15, 2017, Kelly announced her intention to run for governor of Kansas. In the Democratic primary she ran against former mayor of Wichita Carl Brewer and former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Josh Svaty. On May 24, 2018, Kelly announced State Senator Lynn Rogers as her running mate. On August 7, she defeated Brewer and Svaty, receiving 51.5% of the vote.

2022 – On December 23, 2020, Kelly declared her candidacy for reelection in 2022 in a podcast with the Kansas Reflector.

Tenure and political positions – Kelly was regarded as a moderate Democrat while she was a state senator, and more liberal as governor.

Budget and economic issues – Laura Kelly was critical of the Kansas experiment, the experimental Kansas budget of her predecessor Sam Brownback that led to cuts in schools, roads, and public safety. She would like to reverse those changes and pointed out that after there were major budget shortages she led a bipartisan effort to successfully balance the budget without increasing taxes. In 2019, Kelly vetoed two Republican bills that would have cut state income taxes in Kansas.

She said that the state could not afford the cuts, and that the Republican bill, which would have cut revenues by an estimated $245 million over a three-year period, would have precipitated a “senseless fiscal crisis” and created a budget deficit. Kelly’s decision, as well as higher-than-expected state revenue intakes, led to the state beginning its 2020 budget year with $1.1 billion in cash reserves. She sought to use some of the reserves to pay down debt and make payments to the state pension system.

Healthcare – As governor, Kelly pushed the Republican-controlled Kansas legislature to accept the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, to provide health care coverage to up to 150,000 Kansans. A Medicaid expansion plan had passed the Kansas Legislature in 2017, but Brownback vetoed it. In January 2020, after years of Republican opposition, Kelly struck a bipartisan compromise deal with Republican Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning that made Kansas the 38th state to accept the Medicaid expansion.

Under the agreement, on January 1, 2021, Medicaid coverage was expanded to Kansas residents earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level. In 2021, Kelly called for further expansion of Medicaid, proposing to pay for it with the revenue from the legalization of medical marijuana.Kelly has also supported reforming KanCare so that more citizens have access to health insurance.

School funding – Laura Kelly has stated that she would like to ensure Kansas schools are funded and focus on improving the performance of Kansas students to be competitive with other parts of the country. For example, she would address the statewide teacher shortage and improve pay for educators. She would also like to expand early childhood programs and increase options for students pursuing higher education.

Social issues – In her first official act as governor, Kelly signed an executive order reinstating the employment discrimination protections for LGBT state workers that Governor Sam Brownback had eliminated in 2015.Kelly opposed a Republican-proposed anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution in early 2020, saying it would return Kansas to the “dark ages”. Amid acrimonious debate, the state House fell four votes short of the two-thirds majority required to put it on the state ballot.


Who is Laura Kelly ?

Laura Kelly is an American politician.

When was Laura Kelly born ?

Laura Kelly was born on January 24, 1950.

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