Jean Schodorf

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Jean Schodorf
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 25th district
In office
2001–2013
Succeeded byMichael O'Donnell
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic (2013-present)
Other political
affiliations
Republican (until 2013)
ResidenceWichita, Kansas
Alma materUniversity of New Mexico
Professionspeech pathologist
 
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Jean Schodorf
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 25th district
In office
2001–2013
Succeeded byMichael O'Donnell
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic (2013-present)
Other political
affiliations
Republican (until 2013)
ResidenceWichita, Kansas
Alma materUniversity of New Mexico
Professionspeech pathologist

Jean Kurtis Schodorf is a former Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 25th District from 2001 to 2013. She was the Majority Whip at the time of her defeat in the 2012 Republican Primary.

From 1989 to 2000, she was on the Board of Education for Unified School District 259 (Wichita School District) and was the board president in 1993, 1997 and 1999. She is a speech/language pathologist and graduated from University of New Mexico (Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Science) and Wichita State University (Ph.D. in Communicative Disorders, post-doctoral work in education administration). In 2010, Schodorf was a candidate for U.S Representative of the 4th district, being vacated by Todd Tiahrt. On August 7, 2012, Schodorf was defeated in her attempt to be re-elected to the Kansas State Senate by Wichita City Council member Michael O'Donnell, 59 percent to 41 percent.[1][2] In January 2013, Schodorf changed her party affiliation to Democrat.[3]

Dr. Schodorf is the sister of attorney and television journalist Bill Kurtis. She lives in Wichita.

Committee assignments[edit]

Sen. Schodorf served on these legislative committees:[4]

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Legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Schodorf includes:

Major donors[edit]

Some of the top contributors to Sen. Schodorf's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:[7]

Kansas Realtors Association, Kansas Contractors Association, Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, Kansans for Lifesaving Cures, Kansas National Education Association

Institutions were her major donor group.

Elections[edit]

2012[edit]

In the 2012 Republican primary, Sen. Schodorf was defeated by Michael O'Donnell of Wichita in the Republican Primary on Aug. 7, 2012, by a 2,785 to 1,949 margin. O'Donnell went on to defeat Democratic nominee Timothy L. Snow in the general election. [8][9]

2010 run for Congress[edit]

In 2010, Sen. Schodorf entered the primary race for the 4th Congressional District of Kansas, running against four other Republicans (Jim Anderson, Wink Hartman, Mike Pompeo and Paij Rutschman). She was endorsed by former U.S. Sen Nancy Kassebaum Baker on July 13, 2010.[10] Schodorf finished second in the Republican primary, losing to eventual general election winner Mike Pompeo.

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