Kansas Democratic Party
|Senate leader||Anthony Hensley|
|House leader||Tom Sawyer|
|Founded||July 27, 1855|
|National affiliation||Democratic Party|
|Seats in the Upper House|
11 / 40
|Seats in the Lower House|
41 / 125
History[change | change source]
Since Kansas became a territory, the Democratic Party didn't have much power.
The Kansas Democratic Party has not been able to send a U.S. Senator to Washington since 1939. This is a record that no other state party in the United States has been able to beat. Kansas Democrats have not controlled the Kansas Senate since 1917.
Since the state’s founding, there have been 11 Democratic governor of Kansas, six of whom were elected after 1961.