Emily Bradbury

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KPA Assistant Director and Director of Member Services and Executive Director, Kids Voting Kansas


Emily Bradbury, KPA’s assistant director, grew up in Haysville, a suburb of Wichita. She graduated from Washburn University in 2000 with a B.A. degree in History. After graduation, Emily spent two years as the executive assistant to former Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh. It was there that Emily became involved with the Kids Voting Kansas program. 

Emily became executive director of Kids Voting Kansas on June 22, 2002 before moving to her current position of assistant director and director of member services in July 2007. She reassumed the Kids Voting Kansas directorship in 2011.

Emily was named one of Topeka's 30 under 30 in 2005. She currently serves on the Madison Library Board, the Greenwood County 4-H Foundation Community Development Team, is a member of PEO International and a member of the William Allen White Community Partnership Board in Emporia. Emily was recently named to the Kansas Historical Society Foundation's Board of Directors. She is honored to serve the members of the KPA as she believes that a newspaper is truly a cornerstone of its community.

Emily and her husband, Ryan, live in Madison, where Ryan serves as the superintendent/high school principal of USD 386. They have two children, Kyle and Cassie. Emily enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and helping to improve the health of the residents of Greenwood County through her work with Healthier Greenwood County.