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Stratford's Kelly Sworn In As Assistant Senate Republican Majority Leader

State Sen. Kevin Kelly, who represents Stratford, Shelton and Monroe, right, speaks with newsman David Smith.
State Sen. Kevin Kelly, who represents Stratford, Shelton and Monroe, right, speaks with newsman David Smith. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

SHELTON, Conn. -- Stratford State Senator Kevin Kelly was sworn in for his fourth term in the Connecticut State Senate as the Assistant Senate Republican Majority Leader when the Connecticut Legislative Session formally opened on Wednesday.

With the Senate evenly split, Kelly, a Republican who represents the 21st Senate District, will take on greater responsibilities and several leadership roles as it relates to committee assignments.

Kelly will serve as the Co-Chair of both the Aging Committee and the Insurance and Real Estate Committee. He will also serve as the Vice-Chair to both the Housing Committee and the Human Services Committee.

The balance of power has given Sen. Kelly a renewed optimism and he says he is eager to get to work. “This is a historic moment for the State of Connecticut as we are now a chamber of equals in the Senate. As we move into the 2017 Legislative Session I am optimistic about the opportunity to work across the aisle to develop policies that will restore Connecticut’s financial health and ultimately help middle-class families thrive,” Kelly said.

Kelly won re-election in November, accumulating 65 percent of the vote against Democratic challenger Prez Palmer.

Kelly's district also includes Shelton, Monroe and Seymour. He is the owner of Kevin Kelly & Associates, PC; a Stratford law firm. He resides in Stratford with his wife Cindy.

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