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Kevin C. Kelly
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Connecticut State Senate District 21
In office
January 5, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Connecticut State Senate Minority Whip
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAssumption College (1982)
Master'sFairfield University (1985)
J.D.Connecticut School of Law (1997)
Office website
Kevin C. Kelly is a Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He currently serves as Minority Whip.


Kelly attended Notre Dame Law School and earned his B.A. from Assumption College in 1982, his M.A. from Fairfield University in 1985 and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1997. His professional experience includes working as an Investigator for the Connecticut Department of Social Services, Associate of Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, P.C. of Bridgeport, Partner of Bishop, Jackson & Kelly, LLC and Assistant Town Attorney for Stratford from 1999 to 2005.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kelly served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging, Ranking Member
Insurance and Real Estate, Ranking Member


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



See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Prez Palmer was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Kevin C. Kelly was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kelly defeated Palmer in the general election.[1]


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Kelly ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 21. Kelly ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He also ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012. John Dempsey is an official registered write-in candidate.[2][3][4]

Connecticut State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin C. Kelly Incumbent 100% 28,528
Total Votes 28,528


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Kelly was uncontested in the August 10 primary. He defeated Democrat James R. Miron in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 21 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin C. Kelly (R) 22,455
James R. Miron (D) 10,864

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Kelly raised $106,240 in contributions.[5]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $88,375 to his campaign.


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In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[6]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."


In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[7]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."


Kelly and his wife, Cindy, have six children.

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Preceded by
Dan Debicella
Connecticut State Senate District 21
Succeeded by