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The U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district, serving since 2011.
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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

2010 election

Kelly ran against Kathy Dahlkemper in 2010. He won the election by 10.2%, largely by running up his margins outside of Erie.

Committee assignments

  • 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)

Caucus memberships

  • Congressional Automotive Caucus
  • Congressional Manufacturing Caucus
  • Congressional Steel Caucus
  • International Conservation Caucus
  • Marcellus Shale Caucus
  • Pro-Life Caucus

Personal life

Mike Kelly lives in Butler, Pennsylvania with his wife, Victoria. They have four children, George III, Brendan, Charlotte and Colin, and four grandchildren.

 

 

Source: wikipedia

 

January 26th, 2012

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