How did Gail Finney die? Kansas State Representative Cause of death


How did Gail Finney die? Kansas State Representative Cause of death

Longtime Wichita legislator Rep. Gail Finney passed away Saturday morning. She was 63. Let’s see How did  she die and Gail Finney Cause of death in detail

How did she die?

Rep. Gail Finney, a longtime politician from Wichita, passed away early on Saturday after experiencing health issues recently. Age-wise, she is 63.

The Sedgwick County Democratic Party reported Saturday morning that State Representative Gail Finney has died.

Finney depicted District 84 of Wichita in the Kansas Statehouse for 13 years.

Gail Finney Cause of death

Representative Gail Finney (D-Wichita) died on Saturday morning, according to the Kansas Democratic Party.

Rep. Finney served in the Kansas House of Representatives since 2009. She died at 63 years old.

Gov. Laura Kelly posted on social media about the Representative’s death.

Finney had experienced health problems in previous years and had a kidney replacement earlier this year.

Gail Finney  Cause of death is unknown at this time.

Government representatives from Wichita and all over the state immediately started sending condolences.

In 2009, Democrat Finney won a seat in the Kansas House for the first time.

In the upcoming election, she did not run for reelection to the house.

Who is Gail Finney?

Gail Finney, an American politician, and businesswoman (August 16, 1959 – August 20, 2022) served as the Democratic representative for Kansas’s 84th house district from 2009 until her passing in 2022.

In Wichita, Kansas, Finney was born. She attended Southeast High School and went on to earn an MBA from Friends University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wichita State University. She ran her own company.

Her Political career

Finney functioned on 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.

Issue positions

On her website, Finney listed her legislative priorities

  • Ensuring a quality education for all Kansas children,
  • Bringing the cost of health care and prescription drugs down,
  • Working with all levels of government and the private sector to grow our economy and expand our job base.

2016 committee memberships

Her assignments for the 2015 – 2016 Session Committees were:

  • House Appropriations
  • House Corrections and Juvenile Justice
  • House Transportation and Public Safety Budgets, Ranking Democrat

Sponsored legislation

  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. January 23, 2009
  • H 5014 Expanded rail service; Kansas City to Fort Worth, Texas; congratulating Kansas Department of Transportation and others; urging action. March 17, 2009
  • In February 2014, it was discovered that Finney wants Kansas caregivers (including teachers and parents) to be allowed to spank children to the point of bruising without consequence.

Major donors

The top 5 donors to Finney’s 2008 campaign were mostly individual

  • 1. Finney, Gail $4,991
  • 2. Kansas Contractors Assoc $750
  • 3. Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $750
  • 4. Finney Jr, Jerrold $500
  • 5. Finney Sr, Jerrold $500

Tributes to Gail Finney


The Kansas Democratic Party said, that Rep. Finny was committed to the Wichita community for decades.

“Our hearts are heavy upon learning of the passing of Representative Gail Finney today. We celebrate her decades of service to her community, her commitment to the people of Wichita and all of Kansas, and her incredible career. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.”

Governor Laura Kelly tweeted,

Kansas lost a warrior today. No one fought harder for her constituents, for her community, for justice and equity. Rest In Peace, Representative Finney.

Pam Miner tweeted,

I’m sorry to hear about that. She will be missed I’m sure. Governor Kelly, I hope you are re-elected and that marijuana will pass the referendum! Hopefully most people are enlightened enough to pass that.

gary long tweeted,

Your talking about passing Marijuana when someone has died that’s definitely a true democrat good job

Bleeding KS Advocate tweeted,

She was a truly amazing individual. I’m privileged and honored that I got to work with her for so many years. I learned so much from her. She was fierce and graceful.  And strong and compassionate. Also, She was loyal and unmatched in integrity. I adored her. Just heartbroken.

Schmidt said,

Attorney General Derek Schmidt noted he had worked with Finney on criminal justice-related matters over the years and “she always an unwavering advocate for her constituents and the Wichita community.”

Kansas will miss her voice,”

House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer (D-Wichita) said,

Finney was a “fighter” to stay on as a lawmaker, even after major surgery.

“Rep. Gail Finney is a shining example of the civil service,” Sawyer said. “The work she is doing to ensure her community is properly represented in Topeka reflects her admirable commitment to her neighbors and community.”

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