Our Team


In Topeka

Room: 125-E

Phone: 785-296-7375

Email: Pat.Pettey@senate.ks.gov

At Home

5316 Lakewood St
Kansas City, KS 66106

Phone: 913-579-3741

Email: jmphp42@yahoo.com



Sen. Pat Pettey, Minority Whip, Minority Whip

District 6

• Date of Birth:  November 28, 1946
• Married to John Pettey
• 2 daughters: Alicia and Andrea
• 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter

• Graduate of Turner High School, 1964
• BS and MS, Education, University of Kansas
• Administration Certification, Emporia State University

• Educator, Turner High School District 202, 1968 until retirement in May, 2006

Civic Activities
• Chairperson of the Homeless Continuum of Care
• Chairperson, Mayors Council Against Domestic Violence
• Graduate, Leadership 2000 Class VI
• Member, Our Lady of Unity Parish/Sacred Heart Church
• Cantor, OLU Parish/Sacred Heart Church
• Lifetime Member, Kansas PTA
• Past President, Our Lady of Unity School PTO
• Past Board Member, Parents as Teacher Consortium
• Member, KNEA-Wyandotte United Unisserv
• Past President, KNEA, Turner USD 202
• Chairperson, KNEA Resolution Commission, 1999-2002
• Coordinator, Implementation of At-Risk Preschool for Turner, 1996
• Former Member, Grinter House Board
• Member KCK School Foundation
• Chair WYCO Library Board
• Oak Grove Elementary Teacher of the Year 2000
• 1997-2011 Unified Government Commissioner 6th district
• KCK Women’s Chamber Executive Board
• Turner High School Early Childhood Development & Services Advisory Board
• Turner Community Connection Board

Recognitions / Awards
• KS Library Association Presidential Award for Library Advocate 2015
• 1992 Elected to Kansas House of Representatives, 31st District
• 1994 Re-elected to Kansas House of Representatives, 31st District
• 1997 Elected to Unified Government Board of Commissioners, District 6
• 2000 Oak Grove School Teacher of the Year
• League of Kansas Municipalities Excellence in Government Award in 2008
• Award for outstanding leadership and overall contribution to public service


Standing Committees:

Transportation (Ranking member)

Ways & Means

Public Health & Welfare

Senate Select Committee on Education Finance

Social Services Subcommittee, Ways and Means

General Government Subcommittee, Ways and Means

Education Subcommittee, Ways and Means

Corrections Subcommittee, Ways & Means


Special/Interim Committees:

Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments and Benefits