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Pete Kelly (Alaska politician)

Pete Kelly
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the A district
Assumed office
January 20, 2015
Preceded by redistricted
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the B district
In office
2013–2015
Preceded by Joe Paskvan
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the P district
In office
1999–2003
Preceded by Bert Sharp
Succeeded by redistricted
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 31 district
In office
1995–1999
Preceded by Joe Sitton
Succeeded by Jim Whitaker
Personal details
Born (1956-06-03) June 3, 1956
Fairbanks, Alaska
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Perri Kelly
Children Devin, Katlin, Dominic
Residence Fairbanks, Alaska
Alma mater University of Alaska Fairbanks
Liberty University
Religion Christian
Website Alaska Senate Majority Member Page: Pete Kelly

Pete Kelly (born June 3, 1956 in Fairbanks, Alaska) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Alaska Senate since January 18, 2013 representing District A.[1] Kelly previously served in the Alaska Legislature in the Alaska House of Representatives and Senate from 1995 until 2003.

Contents

  • Personal Life 1
  • Elections 2
  • Alaska Legislature 3
    • 19th Legislature (1995-1996) 3.1
      • Committee Memberships 3.1.1
      • Caucus Memberships 3.1.2
    • 20th Legislature (1997-1998) 3.2
      • Committee Memberships 3.2.1
      • Caucus Memberships 3.2.2
    • 21st Legislature (1999-2000) 3.3
      • Committee Memberships 3.3.1
      • Caucus Memberships 3.3.2
    • 22nd Legislature (2001-2002) 3.4
      • Committee Memberships 3.4.1
      • Caucus Memberships 3.4.2
    • 28th Legislature (2013-2014) 3.5
      • Committee Memberships 3.5.1
      • Caucus Membership 3.5.2
    • 29th Legislature (2015-2016) 3.6
      • Committee Memberships 3.6.1
      • Caucus Membership 3.6.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Personal Life

Pete Kelly was born in Fairbanks, Alaska on June 3, 1956, the youngest of seven children of Halford "Hal" and Helen Kelly. He has lived in Fairbanks for most of his life, and graduated from Monroe Catholic High School in 1974. His oldest brother is Mike Kelly.

Kelly attended University of Alaska Fairbanks and earned his BS in business administration from Liberty University.[2]

Elections

  • 1994 Kelly was unopposed for the House District 31 August 23, 1994 Republican Primary, winning with 768 votes,[3] challenging incumbent Democratic Representative Joe Sitton; Kelly won the three-way November 8, 1994 General election with 2,269 votes (49.9%) against Sitton and Fairbanks Republican candidate Walt Johnson,[4] who had also run for the seat in 1992 as a Republican.
  • 1996 Unopposed for the August 27, 1996 Republican Primary, Kelly won with 1,986 votes,[5] and won the November 5, 1996 General election with 3,262 votes (66.5%) against Democratic nominee Erik Holland.[6]
  • 1998 When Republican Senator Bert Sharp retired and left the District P seat open, Kelly won the August 25, 1998 Republican Primary, winning with 2,107 votes against District 32 Representative Al Vezey,[7] Kelly won the November 3, 1998 General election with 5,082 votes (61.80%) against Democratic nominee Jane Haigh.[8]
  • 2012 Kelly was unopposed for the District B August 28, 2012 Republican Primary winning with 2,386 votes,[9] challenging incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Paskvan (redistricted from District E); Kelly won the November 6, 2012 General election with 6,232 votes (54.11%).[10]

Alaska Legislature

19th Legislature (1995-1996)

Pete Kelly first served in the legislature during the 19th Legislature in the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 31.[11]

Committee Memberships

  • Special Committee on Economic Development
  • Finance
  • Finance Subcommittees:
    • Commerce and Economic Development (chair)
    • Community and Regional Affairs (chair)

Caucus Memberships

  • Fairbanks/Interior Delegation
  • Majority Caucus

20th Legislature (1997-1998)

Kelly won reelection in 1996 and served as the representative for District 31.[12]

Committee Memberships

  • Finance
  • Finance Subcommittees:
    • Education (chair)
    • Natural Resources (chair)

Caucus Memberships

  • Fairbanks/Interior Delegation
  • Majority Caucus

21st Legislature (1999-2000)

Kelly joined the Senate during the 21st Legislature, representing District P.[13]

Committee Memberships

  • Heath, Education and Social Services (vice-chair)
  • Joint Administrative Regulatory Review
  • Joint Armed Services Committee
  • Resources
  • Finance
  • Finance Subcommittees:
    • Natural Resources
    • Community and Regional Affairs (chair)
    • Health and Social Services (chair)

Caucus Memberships

  • Fairbanks/Interior Delegation
  • Majority Caucus

22nd Legislature (2001-2002)

Kelly was reelected to the senate in 2000 for District P for the 22nd Legislature. He served as the co-chair of the Finance Committee.[14]

Committee Memberships

  • Committee on committees (vice-chair)
  • Finance (co-chair)
  • Community and Regional Affairs
  • Legislative Council
  • Natural Gas Pipelines
  • Finance Subcommittees:
    • Community and Economic Development (chair)
    • Fish and Game (chair)
    • University of Alaska (co-chair)
    • Governor
    • Health and Social Services
    • Legislature

Caucus Memberships

  • Majority Caucus
  • Interior Delegation

28th Legislature (2013-2014)

Kelly returned to the Senate after winning election in 2012, representing District B. He co-chaired the Senate Finance Committee as well as the Joint Armed Services Committee [15]

Committee Memberships

  • Joint Armed Services Committee (co-chair)
  • Finance (co-chair)
  • Health and Social Services
  • Finance Subcommittees:
    • Court System (chair)
    • Law (chair)
    • Legislature (co-chair)
    • Governor (co-chair)
    • University of Alaska

Caucus Membership

  • Majority Caucus
  • Interior Delegation

29th Legislature (2015-2016)

Kelly won reelection to the senate in 2014, redistricted to District A. He serves as the co-chair of the Finance Committee.[16]

Committee Memberships

  • Finance (co-chair)
  • Joint Armed Services Committee
  • Legislative Budget and Audit (alternate)
  • Committee on Committees
  • Health and Social Services
  • Rules
  • Finance Subcommittees:
    • Environmental Conservation (chair)
    • Governor (co-chair)
    • Judiciary (chair)
    • Legislature (co-chair)
    • University of Alaska (chair)
    • Health and Social Services
    • Transportation and Public Facilities

Caucus Membership

  • Majority Caucus
  • Interior Delegation

References

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