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Kevin Kelly's Biography

Office: State Senate (CT) - District 21, Republican Deputy Minority Leader, Assistant Majority Leader

Contact Information

Legislative Office Building, Room 2803
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Full Name:

Kevin C. Kelly




Wife: Cindy; 4 Children

Home City:

Stratford, CT



Attended, Notre Dame Law School

JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1993-1997

MA, Communication, Fairfield University, 1983-1985

BA, Politics, Assumption College, 1978-1982

Deputy Minority Leader, Connecticut State Senate, 2019-present

Assistant Majority Leader, Connecticut State Senate, 2017-present

Senator, Connecticut State Senate, District 21, 2010-present

Former Assistant Minority Leader, Connecticut State Senate

Minority Whip, Connecticut State Senate, 2010-2012

Former Co-Chair, Aging Committee, Connecticut State House

Former Vice Chair, Housing Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Vice Chair, Human Services Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Co-Chair, Insurance and Real Estate Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Member, Legislative Management Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Ranking Member, Regulation Review Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Owner, Kevin Kelly & Associates, 2013-present

Investigator, Connecticut Department of Social Services

Associate, Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, Private Corporation, Bridgeport

Partner, Bishop, Jackson & Kelly, Limited Liability Company, 2004-2013

Assistant Town Attorney, Stratford, 1999-2005

Member, Stratford Republican Town Committee, 1985-present

Member, Board of Directors, South Central Visiting Nurse Association, present

Member, American Bar Association

Coach, Cal Ripken Pony Baseball Team

Vice President, Connecticut Client Advocacy Board

Member, Connecticut Insurance Law Journal

Member, Connecticut State Bar Association

Co-Chair, Estate Planning & Elder Law Section of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association

Commissioner, Hill & Harbor Visitor’s Bureau

Member, Lordship Father’s Club Incorporated

Secretary, Lordship Improvement Association

Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Member, New York State Bar Associations

Member, Our Lady of Peace Parish

Member, Protect Your Environment (PYE)

Chair, Southwest Connecticut Agency on Aging

Commissioner, Stratford Aging Commission

Commissioner, Stratford Community Development Agency

Commissioner, Stratford Inland Wetland and Watercourse Commission

Commissioner, Stratford Tourism Commission


Legislative Achievement Awards, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, AARP
Connecticut Association of Optometrists Legislative Award, 2013
Advocate of School Nursing Award, 2013
Radiological Society of Connecticut's Outstanding Commitment to Quality Health Care and Patient Access Award, 2012

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