Born and raised in Ada, Kay Floyd graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, a minor degree in political science, and a minor degree in philosophy. After graduating from OSU, Kay attended law school at the University of Oklahoma where she received her Juris Doctor degree.
After two years in private practice, Kay became an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oklahoma working in both the civil and criminal divisions. In 1987, Senator Floyd accepted the position of Deputy Executive Director for the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission.
In 1989, Kay was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge for the State of Oklahoma and served in that capacity for 22 years. Her appointment made her one of the youngest women in Oklahoma history to receive a judicial appointment. During that time she also served as a Special Municipal Court Judge for the City of Oklahoma City.
Along with her judicial duties, Kay has been an adjunct professor at Oklahoma State University and an attorney for the senior citizens division of Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma. Senator Floyd has worked as a volunteer on the Citizens Action Committee for the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter and as a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Women in Law committee. She also serves as an Advisory Council Member for Palomar Family Justice Center and an Ex-Officio Member of ReMerge Board of Directors. Kay has served on the OKC AIDS Walk Board of Directors and is a member of the Board of Directors of Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City.