Governor Laura Kelly

  • 47TH GOVERNOR OF KANSAS
  • SWORN IN: JANUARY 31, 2018
  • SECOND TERM
  • NEXT ELECTION: NOVEMBER 2026 (Term Limited)
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  • Governor Kelly Directs Flags be Flown at Half-Staff for Memorial Day May 24, 2024
    Governor Kelly Directs Flags be Flown at Half-Staff for Memorial Day TOPEKA – Today, in accordance with Executive Order #20-30, Governor Laura Kelly directed flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sunup until noon on Monday, May 27, 2024, in recognition of Memorial Day. “The brave men and women who […]
  • Governor Kelly Announces $6.65M for Rural Road Safety Improvements May 23, 2024
    Governor Kelly Announces $6.65M for Rural Road Safety Improvements TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that $6.65 million in federal funds will go to 10 rural projects to increase the safety and efficiency of local roadways. The effort is part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s High Risk Rural Roads (HRRR) Program. “Our rural […]
  • Governor Kelly Directs Flags be Flown at Half-Staff in Columbus in Honor of Police Chief Jason Daniels May 22, 2024
    Governor Kelly Directs Flags be Flown at Half-Staff in Columbus in Honor of Police Chief Jason Daniels TOPEKA— Today, in accordance with Executive Order #20-30, Governor Laura Kelly has directed flags be flown at half-staff in the City of Columbus, Kansas, from sunup to sundown on Friday, May 24, 2024, in honor of Columbus Police […]

Governor Laura Kelly grew up in a career military family where she learned the importance of service, integrity, and accountability. She has made it her life’s work to fight for children and families as a four-term state senator and now in her second term as the 48th Governor of the State of Kansas.

In her first term, Governor Kelly worked with both parties to balance the budget, fully fund schools, repair the state’s infrastructure, reform the child welfare system, and break records for business investment and job creation. She ended her first term with the largest budget surplus in history – even while cutting taxes for working families.

After putting Kansas back on track, Governor Kelly was re-elected to a second term, which began on January 9, 2023.

Governor Kelly has set a North Star for her second term – to make Kansas the best place in the country to raise a family – and has prioritized expanding affordable healthcare, supporting early childhood development, and continuing to spread prosperity to every corner of the state.

Governor Kelly and her husband Ted Daughety, MD, have been married since 1983. They have two grown daughters, Molly Daughety, MD, Kathleen Daughety and her husband Mathias Weiden, and one grandchild, Laura “Rory” Weiden.