Kansas Rep. Gail Finney of Wichita dies of health problems at age 63

Rep. Gail Finney, a longtime Wichita legislator, died Saturday morning after dealing with health issues in recent years. She was 63 years old.

Longtime Wichita legislator Gail Finney died Saturday morning. She was 63 years old.

The cause of death is unknown. Finney has been facing health issues in recent years and underwent kidney replacement surgery earlier this year.

Condolences soon began pouring in from elected officials both in Wichita and statewide. A Democrat, Finney was first elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2009. She was not seeking re-election to Congress in her fall.

Finney is considered a politician in the House Democratic Caucus, known for working on a variety of issues, including reforming the state’s foster care system and criminal justice issues, particularly the bail system.

Finney is a Wichita small business owner, a graduate of Wichita State University and a Master of Business Administration from Friends College.

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