TOPEKA, KS -- Twelve House Democrats were recognized today for achieving perfect attendance in the 2011 legislative session.  In total, 49 of 125 members in the House of Representatives achieved this distinction. Additionally, 13 of the House’s 33 Democratic members maintained perfect voting records this session.  

“The commitment the Kansas House Democrats demonstrated during the 2011 legislative session was nothing short of tremendous,” said House Democratic Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence.  “Members of the House Democratic Caucus have families, jobs and other obligations in addition to their legislative work. The attendance and voting records of House Democrats are a reflection of our devotion to Kansas communities.”

The following members achieved perfect attendance for the 2011 Legislative Session:

  • Tom Burroughs, Wyandotte - District 33
  • Bill Feuerborn, Anderson - District 5
  • Geraldine Flaharty, Sedgwick - District 98
  • Sean Gatewood, Shawnee - District 57
  • Ann Mah, Shawnee - District 53
  • Melody McCray-Miller, Sedgwick - District 89
  • Melanie Meier, Leavenworth - District 40
  • Janice Pauls, Reno - District 102
  • Eber Phelps, Ellis - District 111
  • Ed Trimmer, Cowley - District 78
  • Ponka-We Victors, Sedgwick - District 103
  • Jerry Williams, Neosho - District 8
  • Kathy Wolfe Moore, Kansas City - District 36


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

  • Tom Burroughs, Wyandotte - District 33
  • Geraldine Flaharty, Sedgwick - District 98
  • Broderick Henderson, Wyandotte - District 35
  • Jerry Henry, Atchison - District 63
  • Ann Mah, Shawnee - District 53
  • Melanie Meier, Leavenworth - District 40
  • Jan Pauls, Reno - District 102
  • Annie Tietze, Shawnee - District 56
  • Ed Trimmer, Cowley - District 78
  • Ponka-We Victors, Sedgwick - District 103
  • Jim Ward, Sedgwick - District 88
  • Valdenia Winn, Wyandotte - District 34
  • Kathy Wolfe Moore, Wyandotte - District 36


The Kansas House of Representatives cast 306 recorded votes over the 90 days of the 2011 session. Lawmakers introduced 411 pieces of legislation in the House chamber, with a total of 63 bills becoming law.

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