TOPEKA — Former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius endorsed Governor Laura Kelly for re-election. An accomplished public servant, Governor Sebelius worked to create thousands of jobs, increase access to health care, and invest in our public schools during her time as Governor. Governor Sebelius joins Republican Kansas Governor Bill Graves and Democrat Kansas Governor John Carlin in supporting Governor Kelly.
“Kansans trust the Governor to fight for their best interest, move our state forward, and make our state the best place to put down roots, and that’s exactly what Laura Kelly has done these last four years,” Former Governor Kathleen Sebelius said. “Governor Kelly has consistently worked for all Kansans – regardless of their political party – to deliver results, and she’s made incredible progress for our state. I’m glad to support her again as she continues to build a better future for Kansas in her second term.”
“I’m proud to have the endorsement of former Governor Kathleen Sebelius,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Governor Sebelius knows how important it is to have a leader in the governor’s office – not a politician. That’s how I’ve governed these past four years, and it’s how I’ll govern in the next four. I am grateful to have Governor Kathleen Sebelius on our team.”
Governor Sebelius served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1987 to 1995, and as Kansas’ Insurance Commissioner from 1995 to 2003 before serving as the 44th Governor of Kansas. She went on to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009 to 2014.
Governor Sebelius joins several other prominent former elected officials that are supporting Governor Kelly for r-election, including Republican Kansas Governor Bill Graves, former RNC Committeewoman Alicia Salisbury, former Republican Attorney General Robert Stephan, former Republican Representative Jan Kessinger, former Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and others. These endorsements highlight Governor Kelly’s broad coalition of support from Kansans from across the political spectrum, including over 160 Kansas Republicans from across the state.
Governor Kelly’s campaign continues to build momentum heading into November, with endorsements from over 125 current and former Kansas educators, the Kansas Carpenters Union, Equality Kansas , the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union of Kansas, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Union of Kansas, over 60 Kansas small business owners, the Kansas Service Employees International Union, the Kansas City Pipe Fitters Local 533 Union, the Kansas AFL-CIO, Kansas Laborers’ Local 1290, and End Citizens United & Let America Vote, The Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council, the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation, and the Ironworkers Local 10 Union.