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


Mike Kelly Biography



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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