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Barbara Ballard is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 44th district. She has served since 1993.

Prior to her election to the House, Ballard served on the Lawrence School Board from 1985-1993.

She has a BMeEd from Webster College, and an MS and PhD from Kansas State University. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, and since 1980 has served as Dean of Students at the University of Kansas as well as Director of the Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center.

Ballard is the Chairwoman of the House Democratic Caucus and the House Minority Caucus.[1]

Issue positions

As of May 7, 2009, the "Issues" page of Ballard's website was blank.[2]

Ballard's answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 1996 National Political Awareness Test are available.

Committee membership

  • Appropriations
  • Transportation
  • Social Services Budget
  • Calendar and Printing

Sponsored legislation

  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 01/23/2009[3]

Major Donors

The top 5 donors to Talia's 2008 campaign are mostly professional organizations:[4]

  • 1. Kansas Contractors Assoc $1,000
  • 2. Kansas Hospital Assoc $500
  • 3. Kansas Assoc of Realtors $500
  • 4. Ruffin, Phil $500
  • 5. Chesapeake Operating Inc $500


  1. ^ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Barbara Ballard Biography
  2. ^ Rep. Barbara Ballard The Issues
  3. ^ Kansas Legislature - Bills Introduced by Member
  4. ^ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions

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