Dan Kelly

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Dan Kelly
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Court Information:
Kentucky Circuit Court 11
Title:   Circuit court judge
Appointed by:   Gov. Steve Beshear
Active:   2009-2019
Past post:   State Senator, Kentucky State Senate
Past term:   2001-2009
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Texas A&M University
Law School:   University of Louisville
Military service:   U.S. Army Reserve

Dan Kelly is a circuit court judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Kentucky. The Eleventh Circuit has jurisdiction in Green, Marion, Taylor, and Washington counties. He was appointed to the court by Governor Steve Beshear on October 26, 2009.[1] Kelly was re-elected on November 2, 2010, to an eight-year term beginning on January 3, 2011, and ending in January 2019.[2][3]


Kelly received his undergraduate degree in zoology from Texas A&M University and his J.D. from the University of Louisville.[4]


Before he became a judge, Kelly served as a state senator of the Kentucky State Senate from 1991 to 2009 and was the senate majority leader from 2000 to 2009. He also previously served as an attorney for the City of Springfield and as a lieutenant colonel for the U.S. Army Reserve from 1978 to 1996.[1][4]



Kelly was retained to the Eleventh Circuit by voters on November 2, 2010.[5][6]

See also: Kentucky judicial elections, 2010

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