About Kevin Kelly
State Senator Kevin C. Kelly was elected Senate Republican Leader in 2020. He represents the 21st Senatorial District which includes the towns of Monroe, Seymour, Shelton and Stratford.
As a State Senator, Kevin is an advocate for common sense solutions to reduce government spending and create jobs for middle-class families. He prioritizes environmental stewardship and issues pertaining to Connecticut’s senior citizens.
Kevin has made an impact in many substantive areas of law dealing with health insurance and hospitals, Medicaid, Aging in Place initiatives, family caregivers, women’s health care, school safety, and consumer protection.
As the ranking member of the Aging Committee, Kevin has worked to improve the lives of seniors by strengthening elder abuse laws and improving aging in place initiatives which encourage independent living with dignity.
Kevin has worked to increase the access, quality, and affordability of health care in Connecticut. He led efforts to pass historic legislation that establishes pregnancy as a qualifying life event, so pregnant women can obtain health insurance during their pregnancy and access needed prenatal care.
Additionally, Kevin has worked to make Connecticut a more competitive state as it relates to the captive insurance industry, and in 2016 he was recognized as a 2016 Legislative Champion by the Connecticut Captive Insurance Association.
Kevin is an elder law attorney and the owner of Kevin Kelly & Associates, PC; a Stratford law firm.
Prior to working in private practice, Kevin worked as an investigator for the Department of Social Services for over 13 years.
Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree at Assumption College (B.A. 1982), his master’s degree at Fairfield University (M.A. 1985), and his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D. 1997).
He resides in Stratford with his wife Cindy. Their family includes four children and six grandchildren.