Gov. Laura Kelly on re-election, 2021 legislative session

Hosted By: Tim Carpenter - January 5, 2021


Gov. Laura Kelly announced in December she would pursue a second term in 2022. Amid the pandemic and with several policy goals yet to be achieved, the Kansas governor said running for re-election was a no-brainer.

“I’m not done yet. When I ran in 2018, I ran because the state was in such and shape. We’ve really been able to turn some things around,” Kelly said.

In this episode of the Kansas Reflector podcast, senior reporter Tim Carpenter — with help from editor-in-chief Sherman Smith — sits down with Kelly to discuss pandemic response, budgeting issues and, of course, her re-election efforts.


Gov. Laura Kelly

Tim Carpenter

senior reporter, Kansas Reflector

Sherman Smith

editor-in-chief, Kansas Reflector