About Kevin

State Senator Kevin C. Kelly represents the 21st Senatorial District which includes the towns of Monroe, Seymour, Shelton and Stratford.

Kevin is the Senate Republican Ranking Member of the Aging Committee, the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, and the Committee on Children. He also serves as a member of the Regulation Review Committee.

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 & 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 works to improve the lives of seniors by strengthening elder abuse laws and improving aging in place initiatives which encourage independent living with dignity. In 2015, Kevin played an important role the in passage of the CARE Act which requires hospitals to provide caregivers the important information and services they need to care for their loved ones at home upon discharge.

Kevin also takes an active role on the Insurance and Real Estate Committee; he tirelessly works to increase the access, quality, and affordability of health care in Connecticut. He was central to the enactment of An Act Concerning Life Insurance Producer Licenses which protects insurance consumers from unethical stock brokers. He also 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’s contributions continue to be recognized by many prestigious awards including Legislative Achievement Awards from AARP (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016), the Connecticut Association of Optometrists Legislative Award (2013), the Advocate of School Nursing Award (2013) and the Radiological Society of Connecticut’s Outstanding Commitment to Quality Health Care and Patient Access Award (2012).

In 2015 Kevin received state and national recognition as one of the AARP Capitol Caregivers for his leadership on behalf of family caregivers, the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) Regional Legislator Impact Award for being a consistent voice for a pro jobs agenda and Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Legislative Leader in recognition of supporting key environmental issues.

Active in his community, Kevin serves as a member of the Stratford Republican Town Committee. He is also the Director Emeritus of the Southwest Connecticut Agency on Aging.

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).

Kevin is the owner of Kevin Kelly & Associates, PC; a Stratford law firm. He resides in Stratford with his wife Cindy. Their family includes four children and six grandchildren.