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Lana G. Gordon

Lana G. Gordon, American state legislator. Secretary citizens advisory council United States dollar 501 District, 1982—1985; board directors United States dollar 501 School Foundation, 1994—1997, Volunteer Center Topeka, since 1998, Junior League Topeka, 2002—2004, Topeka Convention and Visitors Bureau, Topeka Chamber of Commerce, 2006—2007.

Background

  • Gordon, Lana G. was born on August 20, 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

  • Education

    • She graduated from the University of Kansas with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1971.

    Career

    • Growing up, Gordon worked for her family's local hardware store in Kansas City before graduating from Shawnee Mission East High School in 1968. She then worked as a test administrator for the Kansas Department of Education from 1978 to 1980. From 1997 to 2001 she worked as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Topeka-based Cardinal/Building Service Solutions before being elected to the Kansas House.

      She worked as an Account Representative for BG Service Solutions/ISS from 2005 to 2012. Gordon was also a small business owner, previously owning four gift shops in the Topeka area. Gordon was first elected to the in 2000 and was sworn in on January 8, 2001.

      She was elected to a six terms to the Kansas House, winning with more than 60% of the vote in every election. Committee membershipEducationHealth and Human ServicesEconomic Development and Tourism (Chair)Local GovernmentJoint Committee on Arts and Cultural ResourcesJoint Committee on Economic Development (Chair)Major donorsThe top 5 donors to Gordon's 2008 campaign were mainly professional organizations:1. Kansas Contractors Assoc $1,0002.

      Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $1,0003. Koch Industries $1,0004. Kansas Association of Realtors $1,0005.

      Gordon, Lana $953.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    A member of the Republican Party, Gordon served as a member of the , representing the 52nd district from 2001 to 2012. Gordon was the secretary of the Topeka Unified School District 501 Citizens Advisory Council from 1982 to 1985, where she later served as a board member of the Topeka Unified School District from 1994 to 1997. Gordon is a member of Kansas, Incorporated, the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, and United Way Volunteer Center of Topeka.

    Connections

    • Married Arnold Gordon. Children: Jennifer, Stacey, Jamie.
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    Born August 20, 1950
    (age 67)