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Kate Kelly

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Kate Kelly
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Idaho State Senate District 18
Former member
Term in office began
December 2004
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Kate Kelly was a Democratic member of the Idaho State Senate from 2004-2010. Kelly was last re-elected in November of 2008 with her term expiring in 2010. She served as the Senate Minority Leader of the Idaho State Senate, filling in for Clint Stennett.[1]

Kelly graduated from Boise State University with her Bachelor's degree in Management Development, and also graduated with her law degree from the University of Utah College of Law. Kelly also graduated from the Idaho College of Mines.

In addition to being a Senator, Kelly worked for Boise Cascade. Kelly was formerly an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Idaho and was manager for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.

Committee assignments


Kelly was a member of these committees:



On November 4, 2008, Democrat Kate Kelly won re-election to the Idaho State Senate, District 18 receiving 59.5% of the vote (11,432 votes), ahead of Republican Dean E. Sorensen who received 40.5% of the vote(7,797 votes).[3]

Idaho State Senate, District 18 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Kate Kelly (D) 11,432 59.5%
Dean E. Sorensen (R) 7,797 40.5%

Campaign donors


In 2008, Kelly collected $79,077 in donations.[4]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Education Association $2,000
Idaho Power Co. $2,000
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association $2,000
Andrew Chasan $1,000

District 18

Kelly represented Idaho Senate District 18. District 18 includes Ada County which represents the Greater Boise area[5].


Kelly has three children and resides in Boise, Idaho.

Election campaigns

  • In 2008, Kelly's general election challenger was Dean Sorensen. She won with 59.5% of the vote.[6]
  • In 2006, Kelly's general election challenger was Brad Bolicek. She won with 63.01% of the vote.[7]
  • In 2004, Kelly's general election challenger was Dave Baumann. She won with 54.9% of the vote.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sheila A. Sorensen
Idaho Senate District 18
Succeeded by
Mitch Toryanski