Tim Kelly (Minnesota)
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 21A|
|2009 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Minnesota State University|
|Birthday||February 26, 1964|
|Place of birth||Goodhue County, Minnesota|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Kelly has served on the Red Wing School Board.
Kelly earned his B.S. in Marketing/Industrial Relations from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His professional experience includes working as a financial advisor.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kelly served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy Policy|
|• Public Safety Finance and Policy|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kelly served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Finance, Vice-chair|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kelly served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Civil Justice|
|• Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight|
|• Public Safety Policy and Oversight|
Kelly's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Tim understands that you can't spend more than you bring in, and after slashing projected state spending to its lowest rate in recent memory, Minnesota is finally on the road to economic recovery."
Reducing Government Spending
- Excerpt: "Two years ago, Minnesota voters sent a message to incoming state lawmakers and told them to get state government overspending under control and force it to live within its means."
- Excerpt: "Tim understands jobs have to be Minnesota's top priority. Not only does this include policies that put more people to work, but it also includes provisions that encourage private sector businesses to expand and relocate in our state."
- Excerpt: "Common sense tells Tim that if more Minnesotans are working, they will be paying more income taxes and buying more goods - which would increase sales tax collections at the state level."
- Excerpt: "As a former school board member and current Vice Chair of the Minnesota House Education Finance Committee, investing in our children is one of Tim's top priorities."
Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Lynn Schoen was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Tim Kelly was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kelly faces Schoen in the general election.
Kelly won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 21A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated John Bacon (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 21A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Tim Kelly Incumbent||57.6%||12,174|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 28A (2010)|
|Jerry Roth (DFL)||5,775||36.76%|
|Tim Kelly (R)||9,923||63.17%|
Kelly raised $32,947 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 28A (2008)|
|Tim Kelly (R)||10,702||51.89%|
|Sandy Wollschlager (DFL)||9,911||48.05%|
Comprehensive donor information for Kelly is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Kelly raised a total of $87,186 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.
|Tim Kelly's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 21A||$19,154|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 28A||$35,085|
|2008||Minnesota House, District 28A||$32,947|
|Grand Total Raised||$87,186|
2012Kelly won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kelly raised a total of $19,154.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tim Kelly's campaign in 2012|
|Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$19,154|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Kelly received $35,085 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tim Kelly (Minnesota)'s campaign in 2010|
|Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance||$500|
|Prairie Island Indian Community||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$35,085|
Listed below is the largest contributor to Kelly's 2008 campaign.
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
Taxpayers League of Minnesota
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Kelly is married with four children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Kelly
- "kellyforhouse," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Kelly's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Kelly, Timothy J," accessed December 12, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Kelly, Tim," accessed December 12, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Chris Swedzinski (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 21A
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State House District 28A
| Succeeded by|
Gene Pelowski, Jr. (DFL)
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