Gail Finney was first elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. She represents the 84th House District, which includes portions of east-central Wichita.

She is a graduate of Southeast High School, Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Friends University graduate with a Masters of Business Administration degree.

In Wichita she has been an active part of her neighborhood and her community. She is a member of Progressive Missionary Baptist Church and she has served on numerous boards including the Wichita Chamber of Commerce's Visioneering Racial, Diversity, Opportunities, and Harmony Board; the District 1 Advisory Board, Precinct Committee Woman, and the Governor's Kansas African American Advisory Commission.