Kevin C. Kelly

Position
State Senator
District
21st District: Monroe, Seymour, Shelton, Stratford
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Committees
Aging (co-chair); Insurance and Real Estate (co-chair); Housing (vice chair); Human Services (vice chair)'; Regulations Review
Previous Positions
Stratford Inland Wetland and Watercourse Commission, Stratford Aging Commission, Stratford Tourism Commission, Stratford Community Development Agency, Hill and Harbor Visitors Bureau
Education
B.A., Assumption College; M.A., Fairfield University; J.D., University of Connecticut
Occupation
Attorney
Public Financing
No
Kelly, who represents a solidly Republican district, voted with the Senate GOP minority against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's first-year budget, which raised taxes by $1.5 billion. He also voted against the repeal of the death penalty, increasing the minimum wage, mandating that certain private employers offer paid sick days, decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, and legalizing the production and sale of medical marijuana for limited medical uses.

He was one of six Republicans who voted with 20 Democrats to pass the post-Newtown gun control law, and he praised the economic incentive deal the Malloy administration struck with Lockheed Martin to keep Sikorsky Aircraft and the production of its next generation of helicopters in Stratford.

Kelly has been a member of the Stratford Republican Town Committee since 1985.

Kelly lives in Stratford with his wife, Cindy. They have four children and three grandchildren.
Election history
Kelly won an open seat in 2010, succeeding Republican Dan Debicella.
Most recent election
Kevin C Kelly R 30966
Prez Palmer D 16561
Financial disclosure
In a Statement of Financial Interest filed in 2014, Kelly reported outside income from the law offices of Bishop, Jackson & Kelly of Milford and Kevin Kelly & Associates of Stratford and from his work as an assistant town attorney in Stratford. He reported owning one retirement account worth more than $5,000.
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