Twenty-one House Democrats have been recognized for achieving perfect attendance in the 2009 legislative session.  In total, 59 of 125 members in the House of Representatives achieved this distinction. Additionally, 19 of the House's 49 Democratic members maintained 100 percent voting records this session.  

"Kansas House Democrats demonstrated outstanding commitment during the 2009 session," said House Democratic Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence.  "In a citizen legislature, lawmakers juggle many other obligations in addition to legislative work.  This is even more challenging during tight budget years, when many tough decisions are required. The attendance and voting record of our caucus is a reflection of our devotion to Kansas communities."

The following members achieved perfect attendance in 2009:

  • Tony Brown, Baldwin City
  • Tom Burroughs, Kansas City
  • Sydney Carlin, Manhattan
  • Nile Dillmore, Wichita
  • Bill Feuerborn, Garnett
  • Geraldine Flaharty, Wichita
  • Stan Frownfelter, Kansas City
  • Dolores Furtado, Overland Park
  • Doug Gatewood, Columbus
  • Sean Gatewood, Topeka
  • Bob Grant, Cherokee
  • Steve Lukert, Sabetha
  • Pat Maloney, Kingman
  • Julie Menghini, Pittsburg
  • Cindy Neighbor, Shawnee
  • Shirley Palmer, Fort Scott
  • Jan Pauls, Hutchinson
  • Eber Phelps, Hays
  • Milack Talia, Merriam
  • Vince Wetta, Wellington
  • Jerry Williams, Chanute


In addition, the following members maintained a 100 percent voting record, casting 306 out of 306 votes:

  • Tony Brown, Baldwin City
  • Tom Burroughs, Kansas City
  • Sydney Carlin, Manhattan
  • Paul Davis, Lawrence
  • Nile Dillmore, Wichita
  • Bill Feuerborn, Garnett
  • Gail Finney, Wichita
  • Geraldine Flaharty, Wichita
  • Dolores Furtado, Hays
  • Doug Gatewood, Columbus
  • Sean Gatewood, Topeka
  • Raj Goyle, Wichita
  • Broderick Henderson, Kansas City
  • Margaret Long, Kansas City
  • Steve Lukert, Sabetha
  • Ann Mah, Topeka
  • Pat Maloney, Kingman
  • Julie Menghini, Pittsburg
  • Cindy Neighbor
  • Shirley Palmer
  • Jan Pauls, Hutchinson
  • Eber Phelps, Hays
  • Milack Talia, Merriam
  • Annie Tietze, Topeka
  • Ed Trimmer, Winfield
  • Jim Ward, Wichita
  • Vince Wetta, Wellington

The Kansas House of Representatives cast 306 recorded votes over the 90 days of the 2009 session.  Lawmakers introduced 746 pieces of legislation between both chambers, with a total of 144 bills becoming law.


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