George Joseph "Mike" Kelly, Jr. (born May 10, 1948) is the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Early life, education, and pre-congressional career
Kelly was born on May 10, 1948 in Pittsburgh. He was raised in Butler County, Pennsylvania. In High School, he played varsity football as a fullback, while his team reached two WPIAL Championship games. He graduated from Butler High School in 1966.
He received a scholarship to play football at University of Notre Dame, but his career quickly ended because of an injury.
After college, he worked for his father's car Chevrolet/Cadillac car dealership. In 1995, he purchased his father's business, and then added Hyundai and KIA to his dealership lineup.
Kelly is a former member of the Butler City Council.
U.S. House of Representatives
Kelly ran against Kathy Dahlkemper in 2010. He won the election by 10.2%, largely by running up his margins outside of Erie.
- Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
- Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific (Vice Chair)
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
- Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending
- Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform (Vice Chair)
- Congressional Automotive Caucus
- Congressional Manufacturing Caucus
- Congressional Steel Caucus
- International Conservation Caucus
- Marcellus Shale Caucus
- Pro-Life Caucus
Mike Kelly lives in Butler, Pennsylvania with his wife, Victoria. They have four children, George III, Brendan, Charlotte and Colin, and four grandchildren.
January 26th, 2012