Kay (Kathryn) Bailey Hutchison

BY: Sarah Powell 4th Period Beard

Personal Life

  • Born In Galveston, July 22, 1943
  • Moved to La Marque where she spent most of her childhood
  • Daughter of Abner Allan and Kathryn Ella
  • Got into Texas University
  • Married John Perice Parks 1967 and divorced in 1969
  • Married new husband in 1978 to Ray Hutchison
  • Adopted 2 Children in 2001 (Taylor Houston and Kathryn Bailey)

Careers & School


  • Went to Public schools in La Marque as a child
  • Applied to university of Texas
  • Went to UT and University of Texas school and law
  • Studied Government major then switched to Law
  • Graduated in 1967

Careers & Jobs

  • First job at KPRC TV company doing Political topics in Houston; worked there for 4 yrs
  • Ran for a seat in the House of Representatives and won (1972)
  • ^^ re-elected once her term was over ( ended in 1976)
  • Vice Chair of National Transportation and saftey (1976-1978)
  • Ran For State House of Representatives and lost; took time away from political matters and became a bank executive and buisness wiman
  • ^^ Owned a candy company (McCraws Candy Factory)
  • 1990 elected state treasurer for 3 yrs
  • Biggest accomplishment = State Senate
  • Got Elected 1993 June 5th
  • Re-elected 1994, 2000, 2006 Serving until 2012
  • 4 million votes
  • 30

Present Day Projects

After Hurricane Rita and Katrina in 2005, Kay worked to get federal aid and resources to evacuees and victims. After the storm she found a way to get funds to pay Texas for taking in tens of thousands of people and for the damage from hurricane Rita.

Also one of her present day projects was to help the woman and girls in afghan. The combats in Afghanistan are planning on moving out in 2014 and Kay doesn't want the woman to be forgotten. The act that Kay wants to take place would be that the girls get security when the combats leave and that they also get an education, Live fine in public life and to be able to raise their families without fear for their lives