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The Secretary of the Senate

Kansas Senate

Pat Saville, Secretary of the Senate

The President of the Senate appoints the Secretary of the Senate who serves under the President's direction and supervision. Although primarily responsible to the Senate President, the Secretary of the Senate works closely with the Senate Majority Leader and supports the work of the entire chamber by serving in a non-partisan capacity.

The Secretary of the Senate is responsible for the preparation of the daily Senate Calendar and Senate Journal and the printing and processing of all bills and resolutions. The Secretary of the Senate also operates the chamber voting system and maintains voting records of the members; reports on the status of all bills in the Senate; prepares messages from the Senate to the House; prepares and delivers bills to the Governor for signature; prepares the permanent Senate Journal; maintains original documents relating to bills and communications to the Senate until filed with the Secretary of State for permanent storage, and maintains committees and chamber membership.

About the Secretary of the Senate

Pat Saville was appointed Secretary of the Senate in January of 1991 by Senate President Bud Burke. Prior to her work in the Secretary of the Senate’s office, Pat worked for the Senate President as Administrative Assistant/Executive Secretary from 1989-1990; the House Majority Leader as Executive Secretary from 1987-1988 and as Executive Secretary/Administrative Assistant from 1979-1982. Pat served as President of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries and as a member of the NCSL Executive Committee. She received the NCSL/ ASLCS Legislative Staff Achievement Award in 2007 and is a graduate of the Legislative Staff Management Institute.

2012 Session Staff

  • Verla Vines (Administrative Assistant)
  • Elaine Ward (Senate Desk Clerk)
  • Cindy Shepard (Senate Desk Clerk)
  • Helen Moreland (Chief Journal Clerk)
  • Rose Marie Glatt (Journal Clerk)
  • Shirley Lamott (Journal Clerk)
  • Carol Kirkwood (Chief Calendar Clerk)
  • Mona Gambone (Calendar Clerk)
  • Doris Renneke (Chief Enrolling Clerk)
  • Vanita Hunt (Enrolling Clerk)
  • Lori Cackler (Enrolling Clerk)
  • Thelma Haefner (Office Secretary III)

Contact Information

  • Secretary of the Senate
  • 300 SW 10th Ave., Room 325-E
  • Topeka, Kansas 66612-1504
  • Phone: (785) 296-2456
  • Fax: (785) 296-6718
  • E-mail: [email protected]