|Former candidate for|
|Maryland State Senate, District 35|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Merion Mercy Academy|
|Bachelor's||Penn State University|
|Master's||Penn State University|
|Other||Penn State University|
After graduating high school from Merion Mercy Academy, Kelly went on to earn her B.S., M.Ed. and D.Ed. from Penn State University. She is also certified in secondary school counseling and educational administration.
Professionally, Kelly worked for 30 years in public education. She served as a high school counselor, an assistant principal, a high school principal and a district director of student services.
Kelly listed the following themes on her campaign website:
- Excerpt: "I support the use of alternative energy sources..."
- Federal budget
- Excerpt: "I believe an amendment should be passed which mandates a balanced budget every year."
- Excerpt: "Regulations need to be in place to support the start up and continued success of small businesses."
- Job creation
- Excerpt: "Every effort must be made to increase skilled manufacturing jobs and to increase small business entrepreneurships. We should no longer concern ourselves with low skilled manufacturing jobs."
- Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
- Excerpt: "I do not support this opportunity for private companies to share individuals’ data with other companies and government agencies."
- The draft
- Excerpt: "I support the practice of a continuously implemented draft. I believe every person (male and female) who turns 18 should register for the draft and we should pull from this draft pool to fill our military needs and/or community needs."
- Dream act
- Excerpt: "Yes. We cannot let young, undocumented children remain the victims of their parents’ poor decisions."
- Drug testing for welfare recipients
- Excerpt: "I understand why this measurement might be necessary. Many employees expect their employees to be drugfree. People who are on welfare have a responsibility to be ready at any moment to enter the workforce. Therefore they need to recognize that this activity could hinder employment opportunities."
- Environmental sustainability
- Excerpt: "Our careless disregard for the environment is egocentric, selfish and a blatant disregard for all living beings (animals and plants) of the future."
- Fair trade
- Excerpt: "It is hard to allow fair trade in this big global economy."
- Excerpt: "I support Obamacare and believe it should be even more comprehensive."
- Excerpt: "Yes. Legalize it and tax it. Treat marijuana as a substance similar to alcohol and tobacco."
- Excerpt: "I do not support school vouchers."
- Same sex marriage
- Excerpt: "Yes. This is a civil right. All people are entitled to the pursuit of happiness."
- See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Bridget Kelly was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Wayne Norman defeated Thomas Wilson in the Republican primary. Norman defeated Kelly in the general election.
|Maryland State Senate District 35, General Election, 2014|
|Maryland State Senate, District 35 Republican Primary, 2014|
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- Maryland Secretary of State - Official primary election candidate list
- Official campaign website
- Maryland Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 3, 2014
- Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical form on October 4, 2014
- LinkedIn, "Bridget E. Kelly, D.Ed," accessed October 5, 2014
- Bridget Kelly, "Today's Issues," accessed October 5, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for State Senate," accessed December 5, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "2014 Official General Election Results," accessed April 30, 2015