Kelly Kite

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Kelly Kite
Nevada State Assembly District 39
In office
February 7, 2011 - November 7, 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1966-1970
Date of birth1947
Kelly Kite (b. 1947) is a former Republican member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 39 from 2011 to 2012.


Kite's professional experience includes working as a licensed Nevada insurance agent. He also served in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1970.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kite served on these committees:



See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Kite ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 39. Kite was defeated by Jim Wheeler in the June 12 primary election.[1][2][3][4]

Nevada State Assembly, District 39 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Wheeler 37.7% 2,718
Kelly Kite Incumbent 35% 2,526
Gary Roger Schmidt 27.3% 1,971
Total Votes 7,215


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Kite won election to the Nevada House of Representatives, defeating Joetta Brown (D) and David Schumann (Independent American). Kite defeated Jim Wheeler, Barbara Smallwood, and Janet Murphy in the June 8 primary election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 39 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kelly Kite (R) 13,741
Joetta Brown (D) 8,118
David Schumann (I) 1,942

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Kite was up for re-election, he collected $39,650 in donations.[5]

Listed below are the four largest contributors to Kite's 2010 campaign.

Donor Amount
Keystone Corp $5,000
Park Pac $3,000
Retail Association Of Nevada $2,000
Nevada Power Co $2,000


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kelly Kite endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]


Kite and his wife, Cathie, have two children.


Nevada Policy Research Institute

See also: Nevada Policy Research Institute's Legislative Session Review & Report Card

The Nevada Policy Research Institute, a Nevada-based conservative-libertarian think tank, releases a "Legislative Report Card" evaluating members of the Nevada State Legislature on "each lawmaker's voting record on legislation impacting the degree of economic freedom and education reform." Bills determined by the Institute to be of greater significance are weighted accordingly. According to the Institute, "a legislator with a score above 50 is considered to be an ally of economic liberty".[7]


Kite received a score of 52.88 percent in the 2011 report card, ranking 16th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Settelmeyer (R)
Nevada State Assembly District 39
Succeeded by
Jim Wheeler (R)