Keith Kelly, South Carolina legislator

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Keith Kelly
Keith Kelly.jpg
South Carolina House District 35
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Attorney
Keith Kelly (b. June 5, 1958) was a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 35.


Kelly earned his B.A. from the University of South Carolina, Spartanburg in 1981. He went on to receive his J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1987.

Professional experience

Kelly served in the United States Army Reserves as a Captain from 1981 to 1984. He is currently and attorney and partner of Lister, Flynn, and Kelly.

Political experience

Kelly joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2007. He served in that position until 2010, representing the 35th District.

Committee assignments

While in the South Carolina House, Kelly served on the following committee:

Subcommittee on Criminal Laws, Chair



Kelly lost to Bill Chumley in the Republican primary on June 8 by a margin of 3,524-2,110. Kelly was seeking his third term.


On November 4, 2008, Kelly won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 13,524 votes, representing District 35.

Kelly raised $56,862 for his campaign.[1]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 35 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Kelly (R) 13,524

Campaign donors


Kelly raised $56,862 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[2]

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
South Carolina Association House Account $2,374
Carolina Commerce Fund $2,000
Palmetto Leadership Council $2,000
Duke Energy $1,500


Kelly and his wife, Cindy, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
South Carolina House of Representatives District 35
Succeeded by
Bill Chumley (R)