Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania)

Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania)
Mike Kelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded by Kathy Dahlkemper
Personal details
Born May 10, 1948 (1948-05-10) (age 63)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Victoria Kelly; 4 children
Residence Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
Profession Car Dealer, Owner; City Councilman
Religion Roman Catholic
Website Mike Kelly for Congress Campaign Website

George Joseph "Mike" Kelly, Jr.[1] (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.[2]

Kelly is a former member of the Butler City Council.

U.S. House of Representatives

2010 election

Kelly ran against Kathy Dahlkemper in 2010.[3] He won the election by 10.2%,[4] largely by running up his margins outside of Erie.

Committee assignments

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.[5]


External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Kathy Dahlkemper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

January 3, 2011 – present
Succeeded by
United States order of precedence
Preceded by
Bill Keating
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Adam Kinzinger

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