UPDATED: Rep. Gail Finney, a ‘warrior’ and ‘fighter,’ passes away at 63


(Updated to include more reaction from governor and lawmakers, recasts lead with edits throughout)

Democratic state Rep. Gail Finney of Wichita, described as a 'warrior' committed to her community, passed away early Saturday morning. She was 63.

Wichita's Community Voice first reported Saturday morning that Finney passed away after suffering from health issues in recent years that led to her getting a kidney transplant.

"Sadly, sharing the news of the unexpected death of Ks Rep Gail Finney early this morning," the Community Voice posted on Facebook on Saturday morning.

"Please pray for Jerrold and her family. In June, after . . .


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