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  Kathleen Sebelius
Kathleen Sebelius
Insurance Commissioner

"We believe our primary responsibility is to the people who put their trust and hard-earned money in insurance products. We recognize that we are here to serve you, our consumers, and consider it an honor to do so."

Kathleen Sebelius
Commissioner of Insurance
Kansas Insurance Department

Kathleen Sebelius is serving her second term as Insurance Commissioner of Kansas. The Commissioner regulates all insurance sold in the state of Kansas, a $10 billion a year industry, including workers' compensation insurance which covers more than one million Kansas employees.

Elected to her second term in 1998, Sebelius is the 23rd Insurance Commissioner of Kansas and Kansas' first woman Insurance Commissioner. Prior to being elected Insurance Commissioner, Sebelius was a four-term legislator in the Kansas House of Representatives from Topeka, the state's capital.

National Activities
On a national level, Commissioner Sebelius is currently serving as President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). In her yearlong term, she serves as leader of 51 regulators of the insurance industry representing every state and a territory. Go to the NAIC for more information on Commissioner Sebelius' involvement in this organization.

Kansas Activities
Commissioner Sebelius serves on the Kansas Health Care Commission as well as numerous insurance boards and committees. She is also a member of the Children's Cabinet, and is leading a $1.3 million effort to develop a plan to cover the uninsured in Kansas. Kathleen is the former mayor of her neighborhood association, is an active volunteer at Topeka High School and works with numerous community groups in Kansas. Kathleen Sebelius has been honored by the Kansas Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Planned Parenthood of Kansas, the YWCA of Kansas City, and the Kansas Association of Public Employees for her government service. She has been named an Outstanding Young Woman of America and has been given the prestigious "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" award.

Kathleen holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor's Degree from Trinity College in Washington, D.C.

She is married to Gary Sebelius, a Topeka attorney. They have two sons, Ned, a junior at Georgetown University, and John, a senior at Topeka High School.

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