Governor’s Spouses Initiative

The Leadership To Keep Children Alcohol Free Foundation, a unique coalition of current and former Governors’ spouses, federal agencies, and public and private organizations, is an initiative to prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15. It is also the oldest and largest organization of Governors’ spouses focused on a single issue.

Kansas Family Partnership and the Kansas Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free Committee are pleased to announce that in 2011, First Lady of Kansas, Mary Brownback, agreed to serve as a spokesperson for the initiative.

About First Lady Mary Brownback

A Kansas native, Mary received a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Kansas and earned her Juris Doctorate at the KU School of Law. She and Gov. Sam Brownback met during law school and were married in August 1982. After their first two children were born, Mary became a full-time mom and began volunteering around Topeka. She is a passionate advocate for adoption and foster care and has worked to bring attention to these and many other children’s issues. Sam and Mary have five children: Abby, Andy, Liz, Mark, and Jenna.

Mary joins other Kansas first spouses in supporting this important Kansas initiative which include Linda Graves, Gary Sebelius and Stacy Parkinson.