26th Annual Scholarship Luncheon
Honoring Gov. Kathleen Sebelius
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Ramada Inn – Downtown
Read coverage in the Topeka Capital-Journal.
Watch CJOnline video from our luncheon.
Selbeius E-News includes mention of this honor. [Scroll downward to “Governor receives 2008 Woman of Distinction Award.” You may have to register to access her e-news.]
Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as the 44th Governor of Kansas in January 2003, and just under three years later, Time magazine named her one of the nation’s top five governors, citing her work to cut waste in government and bridge the partisan divide. Governor Sebelius was reelected to a second term in 2006.
A hallmark of Sebelius’ first term was the historic commitment made to Kansas schoolchildren, as well as audits to ensure those resources were being spent effectively. She also led efforts to create jobs and improve the safety and security of Kansans. These initiatives continue in her second term, with helping more families afford health insurance and taking advantage of Kansas’ opportunities in renewable energy.
As immediate past chair of the Democratic Governors Association, Sebelius serves on the DGA Executive Committee. She also chairs the Education Commission of the States and serves on the National Governors Association’s Executive Committee.
Sebelius served four terms in the Kansas House of Representatives, two terms as the state’s insurance commissioner, and is the first daughter of a U. S. governor to serve in that same position.
Kathleen and her husband Gary have two sons: Ned and John.
Good Morning, Kansas
KTKA, Channel 49
Guest: Anita Wolgast, AWBA Career Chapter
Hostess: Gena Terlizzi
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