Joseph N. Molina III
Department: Legislative Services
Title: Legislative Services Director
Phone: (785) 861-8836
Joe will tell you readily that his job is two-fold: advocate and correspondent. If you let him, he’ll tell you a lot more—stories gleaned from his many years as the KBA lobbyist in the Kansas statehouse. As advocate, Joe presents the KBA’s legislative or administrative agenda, coordinating all KBA lobbying efforts. He maintains a presence in the capitol every day either chamber is in session; you can find him there, interacting with legislators, state lobbyists and the public, and coordinating testimony on key legislation. As correspondent, Joe keeps members and legislators informed on legislation of interest. He reviews every bill that is introduced and works with KBA officers and committees to identify those he will shepherd through the process. You can follow Joe’s online blog—The Advocate— during session and check out his pre-session update and end-of-session wrap-up in The Journal of the KBA.