Janet Vestal Kelly

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Janet Vestal Kelly
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Virginia Secretary of State
Former officeholder
In office
January 24, 2010 - January 20, 2014
PredecessorKatherine Hanley (D)
Base salary$152,793
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 24, 2010
Appointed byGov. Bob McDonnell
Term limitsNone
Office website
Janet Vestal Kelly is a former Republican Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia. She was appointed to the statewide position by Governor Bob McDonnell and sworn into office on January 24, 2010.[1] Her term expired on January 20, 2014.


Kelly has worked over the last ten years in different capacities for Governor McDonnell in both political and governmental roles. She began her service as a legislative intern for then-Delegate McDonnell before transitioning into a more active political role helping to manage his 1999 re-election campaign. From 2002 until 2004, Kelly ran his candidate committee and operated as his campaign manager in his race to become Virginia's Attorney General. During his tenure as the state's chief law officer, she assumed the dual roles of Chief of Staff and Director of Administration, managing the finances, operations, information technology, and human resource divisions of the office. Prior to her appointment, Kelly was the Deputy Director of the Transition.

Political career

Virginia Secretary of State (2010-2014)

Kelly was named secretary of state by Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell after his inauguration in January 2009.



Kelly was first appointed to the statewide post by Gov. Bob McDonnell and assumed office on January 24, 2010.[2]

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Contact Information

Physical Address:
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
1111 East Broad Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2454
Richmond, VA 23218

Phone: (804) 786-2441
E-mail: socmail@governor.virginia.gov


Kelly currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. She has one daughter.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Katherine Hanley (D)
Virginia Secretary of State
Succeeded by
Levar Stoney (D)