A life-long Kansan and attorney committed to conservative principles, Senator Kellie Warren has demonstrated ability to not only win tough campaigns, but deliver once in office. Her desire to see conservative change in Kansas government led her from her kitchen table as a working mom of four to defeating two incumbents for the state legislature and ultimately becoming the first woman to ever lead the prestigious Senate Judiciary Committee.
Kellie Warren burnished her reputation as a competent, results-oriented conservative leader first in the Kansas House. She defeated a liberal incumbent in the primary before going on to easily win a General Election. In the Kansas House, Kellie served as a leading voice regarding property tax reform, worked to lower your utility bills, reduce the food sales tax, and preserve access to quality healthcare.
In 2020, knowing that conservative reforms would never happen without changes in the State Senate, Kellie heeded the calls to successfully challenge another incumbent. Her commitment to conservative constitutional principles and solutions-focused approach led her to become the first woman to ever lead the prestigious Senate Judiciary Committee, and as a freshman Senator. Warren also serves as the Vice-Chair for the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules & Regulations and is a member of Utilities, Local Government, and Transparency and Ethics committees.
Kellie’s respect for the rule of law, dedication to the country’s founding principles, and willingness to defend our Constitution quickly propelled her to become one of Kansas’ most respected new conservative leaders. Always one to stand up to the status quo and willing to take on the toughest of battles, Kellie’s legislative successes include passing some of the most consequential conservative reforms of this decade.
During her time in the Kansas Senate, Kellie shepherded to passage the Value Them Both Amendment, which protects existing, common-sense restrictions on abortion; stopped Governor Kelly’s unqualified judicial nominees; re-wrote Kansas’ emergency statutes to stop Governor Kelly’s mask mandate and stop private businesses from being shut down; passed novel legislation to require federal COVID funds be put in the hands of small businesses impacted by COVID shutdowns rather than grow government and fixed the loophole which allowed some sexual predators to prey on minor children.
Kellie and her husband, Pat, who is President of Kansas Speedway, both grew up in Overland Park, and graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School. After high school Kellie went to and graduated from Cornell University before coming back to Kansas for Law School. At the University of Kansas Law School, Kellie served on the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Legal Aid Clinic.
During her legal career, Warren has worked in law offices big and small, representing clients from Main Street to Wall Street, along with homeowners and neighbors. With over twenty-five years of courtroom and legal writing experience, Kellie has always worked hard and successfully advocated for her clients and their causes.
Kellie and Pat are the proud parents of four kids, three of whom are in Blue Valley K-12 schools, and one who is in college. Kellie enjoys being involved in the schools and community. She has enjoyed coaching their daughters’ sports teams, getting involved in their son’s outdoor activities, participating at church, serving on her kids’ schools’ PTO Boards, and spending time with her family and Eisenhower (“Ike”), and Louis, the family dogs.