Gail Finney, a Kansas Democratic State Representative, has died on August 20, 2022 at the age of 63. Gail Finney represented District 84 of Wichita in the Kansas Statehouse for 13 years.
Flags on all state buildings will be lowered to half-staff in honor of Representative Gail Finney effective immediately until the day of interment. Governor Laura Kelly said “Kansas lost a warrior today. No one fought harder for her constituents, for her community, for justice and equity than Representative Gail Finney.”
Gail Finney’s Cause of Death?
Finney was first elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2009 and served until her death. She was a member of the Democratic Party. In recent years, she had been facing some health-related issues and underwent a kidney replacement earlier this year. The exact reason for her death is unknown at this moment.
Gail Finney was a dedicated public servant who earned a huge name and received great love from the public. Her passing has been hard for everyone, her colleagues in the legislature were devastated by her death and recalled her as a passionate advocate for her constituents. Finney’s legacy will live on through the many lives she touched.
Who is Gail Finney?
Gail Finney was a native of Wichita, Kansas, born on August 16, 1959. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wichita State University.
Gail Finney was American business women who has long served on Wichita Chamber of Commerce’s Visioneering Racial, Diversity, Opportunities, and Harmony Board. In addition, she was also Precinct Committee Woman, District 1 advisory board, and the Governor’s Kansas African American Advisory Commission
Gail Finney, was a very popular politician and businessman from Kansas who was known for her great efforts in public service & for children. She earned an excellent reputation among the people of that state as she worked hard on issues such as improving education to make sure all children are given equal opportunities.
She mentioned three main legislative priorities on her website:
- To provide good quality education for all children of Kansas.
- To bring down the cost of health care and prescription drugs.
- To work with all government levels to grow the economy of Kansas and create job opportunities.
The people of Kansas lost a great leader and public figure with Gail Finney’s death. Her life served as an example for others, and many leaders from politics came out expressing their sadness over this tragedy.
Gail Finney was a beloved member of the Kansas community and will be dearly missed. Our condolences and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.