Molly Kelly

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Molly Kelly
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New Hampshire State Senate District 10
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 9
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sPurdue University, 1970
Bachelor'sKeene State College, 1983
J.D.Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1985
Date of birth09/15/1949
Place of birthFort Wayne, Indiana
ProfessionFinancial Advisor
Office website
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Molly Kelly (b. September 15, 1949) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire State Senate, representing District 10. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.


Kelly earned her A.A. from Purdue University in 1970, her B.A. from Keene State College in 1983, and her J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1985. Her professional experience includes working as Director of Keene Campus, Continuing Education at Franklin Pierce College from 1990 to 1994, Director of the Hospice of the Monodnock Region from 1994 to 1996, Legal Affairs Specialist for Hospice and Community Service from 1996 to 1997, and a Financial Advisor for AIG Volic since 1997.

Her political experience includes working as Cheshire County Chair for the Dukakis Presidential Democratic Primary Campaign in 1987, Keene Chair for Jeanne Shaheen for Governor in 1996, for Jeanne Shaheen for U.S. Senate in 2002, and for John Kerry for President in 2004.

Committee assignments


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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Health, Education and Human Services
Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs


In the 2011-12 legislative session, Kelly served on these committees:

Election history


See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2012

Kelly won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 10. Kelly ran unopposed in the September 11th Democratic primary election and defeated Richard A. Foote (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMolly Kelly Incumbent 66.5% 18,810
     Republican Richard Foote 33.5% 9,483
Total Votes 28,293


See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Kelly won election to the New Hampshire State Senate. She faced no opposition in the September 14 primary and defeated Tom Eaton in the general election.

New Hampshire State Senate, District 10 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Molly Kelly (R) 9,042
Tom Eaton (D) 7,742


On November 4, 2008 Molly Kelly won the election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 10 with 15,775 votes.

Kelly raised $111,801 for her campaign.[3]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Molly Kelly (D) 15,775
Eaton (R) 11,439
Others 11

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Kelly was up for re-election, she collected $75,398 in donations.[4]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

New Hampshire State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Molly Kelly's campaign in 2010
Cohen, Janet$2,000
Hoffman, John$2,000
Hoffman, Jean$2,000
Van Gundy, Stan$2,000
Hayden, Nancy P$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $75,398


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Molly Kelly's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
James Putnam Trust $5,000
B. L. Schwartz $5,000
Fred Eyechaner $3,300
Keeping America's Promise Inc $3,000
Marcia Kimball $2,500


Kelly and her husband, Arthur Luptowski, have four children.

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