State Representative, District 44Kansas
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Barbara BallardState Representative, District 44
Barbara W. Ballard (born November 14, 1944) is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 44th district. Born in Petersburg, Virginia, she has served since 1993.Prior to her election to the House, Ballard served on the Lawrence School Board from 1985 to 1993. Ballard is treasurer of the Kansas African American Legislative Caucus. She has a BMeEd (1967) from Webster College, and an MS (1976) and PhD (1980) from Kansas State University. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, and from 1980 until 2004 was Dean of Students at the University of Kansas as well as Director of the Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center. She is now Associate Director of Civic Engagement & Outreach for the Dole Institute of Politics.Ballard is the Chairwoman of the House Democratic Caucus.
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