WICHITA – Rep. Gail Finney, D-Wichita, has filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives for a third term.  Finney represents the 84th House District.  She was first elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008 and serves on the House Committees on Energy and Utilities, Vision 20/20, and Commerce and Economic Development.

“I have been honored to serve in the Kansas House of Representatives for the 84th district, but there is more to do,” said Finney.  “As a member of the House Commerce and Economic development Committee, I have been focused on helping small businesses succeed and prosper. I want to continue this effort to ensure that the Kansas economy keeps growing.”

“Gail’s priorities in the Kansas Legislature reflect the priorities of Kansas families,” said House Democratic Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence.  “She has advocated for increased public education funding, lower property taxes, and job creation.  I hope the people of Wichita will send her back to Topeka to continue her excellent work.”

In Wichita, Finney has been an active part of her community.  She currently serves on the board of directors of the St. Paul Neighborhood Association and the Wellness Village. She has previously served on the Wichita Chamber of Commerce’s Visioneering Racial, Diversity, Opportunities, and Harmony Board, the District 1 Advisory Board, and the Governor’s Kansas African American Advisory Commission. Recently, she was selected to participate in the prestigious 2012 Henry Toll Fellowship and the 2012 Emerging Leaders Program.

Finney is a graduate of Southeast High School, Wichita State University, and she holds a Masters of Business Association degree from Friends University. Finney and her husband, Jerrold, reside in Wichita and attend Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. They have three sons and three grandchildren. Professionally, Finney and her husband own two small businesses.

The 2012 election will take place on November 6, 2012.

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