Gov. Bill Graves and Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer, the state's leading Republicans, both say Democrat Kathleen Sebelius, shown recently in her office, would make a good governor. Other Democrats have questioned the support.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius explains the workings of a $1.3 million federal grant to help state policy-makers come up with a plan for insuring all Kansans. At Sebelius' left is Lawrence Sen. Sandy Praeger.
Kathleen Sebelius, Democratic governor-elect, is all smiles as she thanks her supporters, who gathered Tuesday night at the Holidome in Topeka to celebrate her victory over Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger.
Kansas Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius plans to propose aggressive collection of delinquent taxes to help make up part of the state's budget shortfall. Sebelius, who will be inaugurated Jan. 13, shared some of her budget ideas Monday.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius, left, listens to
testimony of Blue Cross and Blue Shield executive vice president
Michael Mattox during a formal hearing on the proposed merger of
BCBS of Kansas and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Monday's
talks will continue today and Wednesday at the Capitol Plaza Hotel
Despite a bleak budget outlook and other challenges, Gov. Kathleen
Sebelius is looking forward to the Jan. 12 start of the Kansas
Legislature's 2004 session. In a state that leans heavily
Republican, Sebelius says being a Democrat allows her to build
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius visits with, from left, Sadia
Coonrod, 7, Nicholas Ackley, 6, Tyler Coonrod, 11, and Cory
Coonrod, 10, before lunch at the Coonrod's ranch outside Longton.
Sebelius was on the Kansas Farm Bureau's annual governor's farm
tour Thursday afternoon.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says Sept. 11 -- now known as Patriot Day --
is a time to reflect on what makes America great. Sebelius spoke
Thursday at the United Way Day of Caring in Topeka.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius paid tribute to former Sen. Bob
Dole's service and sacrifice, and his political leadership and
Sebelius is flanked during her speech by House Speaker Doug Mays,
left, and Senate President Dave Kerr, right.
Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius, right, greets two of her newly
announced Cabinet members. Deb Miller, secretary of
transportation-designate, left, and Rob Bremby, secretary of the
department of health and environment-designate, met with Sebelius
after their appointments were announced Tuesday at the Statehouse.
Bremby, Lawrence, is a former assistant city manager.
Gordon Parks, left, and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius gather for a
celebration at Harlem's Schomburg Center to honor four black
artists with ties to the state.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius speaks at Army Pvt. Jeremy Drexler's funeral
in Topeka. Drexler's mother, a Department of Revenue employee,
asked Sebelius to attend Thursday.
Former KU women's basketball coach Marian Washington shares a laugh
with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as they talk about how much women's
basketball has changed over the years. Sebelius proclaimed Tuesday
"Marian Washington Day" in Kansas.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius greets Rep. Stan Dreher, an Iola
Republican, while leaving the House chamber after her State of the
State address. At left is Rep. Melvin Neufeld, an Ingalls
Republican, who attended Monday's speech.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius discusses her first year in office
and what she hopes to accomplish in the future. Sebelius will
propose a state budget on Jan. 12.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius hands out new Kansas state quarters to middle school students Friday at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. All students at the fair younger than 18 on Friday received a commemorative quarter.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius displays a photo of herself with Kansas
University's Baby Jay mascot. The photo was a gift for the governor
Thursday at a ceremonial bill-signing of a state law that allows
university classified staff members to leave the state civil
service system. At right is KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius used Monday's State of the State address to
emphasize the need to improve health care coverage and school
financing if the state wants to continue economic growth.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has voiced some support for the building of clean coal plants in western Kansas under certain conditions. Sebelius said on Thursday that the plants could help the state's rural economy.
Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is joined at the governor's residence for dinner by her son Ned Sebelius, center, and her father, John Gilligan, on election night in Topeka. Gilligan predicts the tide has turned for Democrats in Kansas and across the nation.
Kathleen Sebelius and running mate Mark Parkinson celebrate their victory. They defeated Republican challengers Jim Barnett and Susan Wagle 58 percent to 41 percent.
"Jericho" star Skeet Ulrich and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius chat at Stan Herd's "Jericho" crop art unveiling. The earthwork promoting a new CBS series was unveiled Saturday at Bismarck Gardens, 1616 N. 1700 Road, where Gov. Sebelius also issued a proclamation renaming North Lawrence as Jericho for a week.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, right, and Kelly Frantz, widow of Lucas Frantz, who died in Iraq, hug on the south lawn of the Statehouse after a Memorial Day ceremony. Army Spc. Lucas A. Frantz, 22, of Tonganoxie, was killed Oct. 18, 2005, by a sniper in Mosul, Iraq.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius talks with the media Wednesday about what the Kansas Legislature accomplished this session. She spoke in her office at the Statehouse.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius talks about some of the decisions of the past year and looks ahead to issues facing the state in 2008 during an interview Friday with the Lawrence Journal-World at her Statehouse office. Sebelius says she supports increasing the cigarette tax and is concerned about the harsh tone the illegal immigration debate has taken.
Governor Kathleen Sebelius waves to the crowds from the back of a convertible during the Kansas University homecoming parade.
FEMA Director R. David Paulison, left, talks with Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius during a tour of tornado damage Wednesday in Greensburg. Sebelius and other leaders are discussing how to rebuild Greensburg after last week's destruction.
Former president Bill Clinton waves to the Bramlage Coliseum crowd along side Gov. Kathleen Sebelius prior to speaking at the Landon Lecture Series Friday afternoon in Manhattan.