Here is information about the marriage of Kathleen and Gary Sebelius.
News Updates:3/4/09: Kathleen Sebelius was asked by President Obama to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Keith Gary Sebelius: November 8, 1949 in Norton, Kansas.
How Gary and Kathleen Met:
Source: John Hanna, "Sebelius can't escape speculation about future", Morningsun.net, 11/15/1998.
When their engagement was announced on December 9, 1974, the press noted that "Gilligan is a Democrat and Sebelius a Republican."
Source: The Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, 12/9/1974.
- Ned Sebelius: Born in 1982.
- John Sebelius: Born in 1985.
Gary: Federal magistrate judge, attorney, author, lecturer.
In her role as governor of Kansas, Kathleen and Gary reside in the Governor's residence at Cedar Crest near Topeka, Kansas.
Quotes about the Marriage of Kathleen and Gary Sebelius:
Source: Elizabeth Palmer, "Profile: Kathleen Sebelius", TrinityDC.edu
Kathleen about their political differences: "I'm converting Republicans one at a time. First my husband, Gary..."
Source: Nadia Pflaum, "Kansas Republicans evolve -- into Democrats", Salon.com, 9/5/2006.
Kathleen about Gary's adjustment to being the husband of a governor: "He seems to have made it through the first year unscathed."
source: Scott Rothschild, "First-ever online chat with governor provides forum for curious Kansans", LJWorld.com, 2/6/2004.
Gary downplaying "his role as adviser to his high-profile wife": "She might have borrowed a few ideas from me, but she got her counsel from other folks and followed her own good instincts."
Source: Jim McLean, "Call him 'first dude'", CJOnline.com, 1/20/2003.