Meet Marci

Senator Marci Francisco has an eye for detail and is well-known for working with Democrats, Republicans and Independents to refine proposals that create positive outcomes for all Kansans. She is respected by her colleagues for working hard on behalf of her constituents and in her fourteen years, has never missed a day or a vote in the Kansas Senate.


Community Advocate

Marci has been actively engaged in her community and the state, serving on the boards of the League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County and of Kansas, the Kansas Preservation Alliance, the Kansas Grassroots Arts Association, the Community Mercantile, the University of Kansas Student Housing Association, and the Lawrence Advisory Board for Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. She was Treasurer of the Oread Neighborhood Association and the Lawrence Preservation Alliance, and currently chairs the Endowment Committee for her congregation.

Proud University of Kansas Alumni & Retired Staff Member

Marci graduated from the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Design in 1973 and was hired to teach there for a year before going to London to work in the architecture office of London Transport. She was asked to return to Lawrence in 1976 to work in the office of the University Landscape Architect and continued to work at KU in a variety of roles, as an instructor and as staff in facilities planning, space management, and sustainability before retiring from KU in 2012.

Lifetime of Political

She began her career in politics when, after serving on the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board, she was elected to the Lawrence City Commission in 1979 and served two years as Mayor of Lawrence from 1981-83. A Democrat, Marci was first elected to the Senate in 2004 to represent the 2nd District which now includes parts of Douglas and Jefferson counties and has served on many committees including the Senate’s Agriculture and Natural Resources, Assessment and Taxation, Utilities, and Ways and Means and Committees.

Marci has been married for nearly 30 years to Joe Bickford who is now retired from the K-Mart Distribution Center. They live in Lawrence, support many community organizations, and work together to turn distressed properties into quality affordable housing.

Marci will make every Kansas dollar work for Kansans.

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