Dolores Furtado

Furtado for Kansas State Representative

I am glad you are visiting my website. Check out my recent posts for more detailed descriptions of my record. I would like to thank all the people who have welcomed me so warmly at their door and at community events. It is wonderful to see friends from my days as the elected District 4 County Commissioner and to connect with new people who understand my commitment to Kansas and to Overland Park. I look forward to representing you and District 19 in Topeka with the message that healthcare must be affordable and accessible; that investment in quality education leads to lifelong learning; and that our new economy will be innovative and create new jobs. With your help I am optimistic that we will realize a brighter future for Kansas.

  • Furtado's Front Line News 2010 Session - Issue 13
    May 2 2010
    Week of April 28-30 2010  Issue 13  It has been a month since my last newsletter because my mother was terminally ill and I decided to visit her at the start of the break.  Ten days later she died and I returned to Rhode Island to be with ...
  • Furtado's Front Line News 2010 Session - Issue 12
    Mar 30 2010
    Week of March 22 - 25, 2010 Issue 12 The week began with three days of debating and adding amendments to bills. I pay close attention to the contents of the bill in order to evaluate whether or not the amendment is germane (it takes one member to ...
  • Furtado's Front Line News 2010 Session - Issue 11
    Mar 22 2010
    Week of March 15 - 19,2010 Issue 11 This past week committees ended hearing and working bills. Several times a house bill was inserted into a Senate bill (the Gut and Go process). This maneuver assures movement of the bill ...
  • Furtado's Front Line News 2010 Session - Issue 10
    Mar 15 2010
    Week March 8-12, 2010 Issue 10 Dolores Furtado’s Legislative News Week of March 8 -12,2010 Issue 10 This week was a busy one with many bills worked in committees as well as in the House. The highlight of the week ...
  • Furtado‚Äôs Front Line News 2010 Session - Issue 9
    Mar 9 2010
    Week 8 (March 1 -5, 2010) Issue 9 Another week consumed by committee meetings and very little work in the House. On Tuesday, I ended my day ...
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A Little About Dolores


  • B.S. Cornell University
  • M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • Professor KU Medical School (31 years)
  • Leadership
  • County Commissioner 2003-07
  • University Faculty Governance Committees
  • Community Organizations
  • Policy Development
  • KUMC Faculty Handbook
  • AAUP Policy & Procedures
  • Board of County Commissioners
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Legislating in a new age

Health Care: affordable, accessible, quality care
Education: quality pre-K and post high school programs
Jobs: new skills, new products, new economy

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