Jim Kelly

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Jim Kelly
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Kansas House of Representatives District 11
In office
January 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJanuary 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Jim Kelly is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 11 since 2013. He previously represented District 12 from January 2011 to 2013. Kelly was first elected to replace Jeff King, who was elected to the District 15 Senate seat, filling the vacancy created by current attorney general Derek Schmidt. [1]

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Financial Institutions, Vice-chair
Health and Human Services
Pensions and Benefits


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



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kelly won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 11. Kelly ran uopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Darrel Harbaugh (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Kelly Incumbent 58.2% 4,632
     Democratic Darrel Harbaugh 41.8% 3,329
Total Votes 7,961

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kelly is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kelly raised a total of $21,013 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/12/2013.[5]

Jim Kelly's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 11 Won $21,013
Grand Total Raised $21,013


Kelly won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kelly raised a total of $21,013.


Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[6]


Jim Kelly received a score of 52.0% in the 2013 index.[7]


Kelly has a wife, Eloise.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Virgil Peck, Jr. (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 11
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jeff King
Kansas House of Representatives District 12
Succeeded by
Virgil Peck, Jr. (R)