|Tennessee State Senate District 31|
|2009 - Present|
|January 15, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$173/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||December 1, 2009|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of North Carolina|
|Place of birth||Memphis, TN|
Kelsey served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 2004 to 2009.
Kelsey earned his BA from the University of North Carolina. He went on to receive his JD from Georgetown University. He is an attorney for the Kelsey Firm, PLLC. His professional experiences include working in the Office of the Counsel to President George W. Bush and the United States Senatorial Office of Bill Frist.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kelsey served on the following committees:
|Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
|• Fiscal Review|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kelsey served on these committees:
|Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Finance, Ways and Means|
|• Fiscal Review|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kelsey served on these committees:
|Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Government Operations|
No State Income Tax
Kelsey sponsored a A “No State Income Tax” constitutional amendment in 2011 and it passed the Senate in mid-May 2011 by a vote of 26 to 4.
Senate Joint Resolution 221 would clarify a prohibition in the Tennessee Constitution against an income tax and a payroll tax.
The Senate action marks the first victory for the resolution in a series of approvals required under Tennessee’s Constitution before the proposed amendment can be considered by voters on the ballot. The resolution moved to the state House for the first of three successive readings on May 18, 2011.
“Not having a state income tax has already brought jobs to Tennessee,” said Senator Kelsey. “If this amendment passes, we will be able to tell prospective businesses that we will never have an income tax in our state, a condition which will help Tennessee become the number one state in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
- See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2010
|Tennessee State Senate, District 31, General Election 2010|
|Brian Kelsey (R)||35,267|
|Ivon L. Faulkner (D)||19,405|
Kelsey raised $19,185 in general contributions for the special election, while Pakis-Gillon raised $19,686.
|Tennessee State Senate, District 31 (2009)|
|Brian Kelsey (R)||7,120|
|Adrienne Pakis-Gillon (D)||2,394|
In 2010, Kelsey received $98,338 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Tennessee State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brian Kelsey's campaign in 2010|
|Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association||$4,000|
|Farris Mathews Branan Bobango & Hellen||$3,000|
|West Tennessee Radiology PAC||$2,500|
|Tennessee Medical Association||$2,500|
|National Healthcare Corp||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$98,338|
Kelsey raised $19,185 in general election contributions for the 2009 special election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|Tennessee Bankers Association PAC||$1,000|
- Tennessee Legislature - Senator Brian Kelsey
- Project Vote Smart Legislative profile
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Tennessee Votes profile
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- ↑ "Senate Approves Kelsey’s “No State Income Tax” Amendment," Tennessee Report, May 18, 2011
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Additional Tennessee Legislative Endorsements," February 27, 2012
- ↑ Official Tennessee State Senate General Election Results, 2010
- ↑ Election Results, Tennessee Senate, District 31
- ↑ District 31 Senate Spending 2009
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ Campaign contributors to Brian Kelsey
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