Bridget Kelly

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Bridget Kelly
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Former candidate for
Maryland State Senate, District 35
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolMerion Mercy Academy
Bachelor'sPenn State University
Master'sPenn State University
OtherPenn State University
Campaign website
Bridget Kelly was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 35 of the Maryland State Senate.[1]


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.[2][3]

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.[2]


Campaign themes


Kelly listed the following themes on her campaign website:[4]

  • Energy
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."
  • Commerce
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."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I support Obamacare and believe it should be even more comprehensive."
  • Marijuana
Excerpt: "Yes. Legalize it and tax it. Treat marijuana as a substance similar to alcohol and tobacco."
  • Education
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.[1][5][6]

Maryland State Senate District 35, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Norman 73.9% 31,065
     Democratic Bridget Kelly 26.1% 10,944
Total Votes 42,009

Maryland State Senate, District 35 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Norman 66.8% 6,384
Thomas Wilson 33.2% 3,175
Total Votes 9,559

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