Kate Kelly (Idaho politician)
|Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 18th district
|Preceded by||Sheila A. Sorensen|
|Succeeded by||Mitch Toryanski|
|Idaho Senate Minority Leader|
|Preceded by||Clint Stennett|
|Succeeded by||Edgar J. Malepeai|
|Alma mater||George Mason University,
University of Idaho College of Mines,
University of Utah College of Law,
Boise State University,
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
Kate Kelly was the Democratic Idaho State Senator from the Ada County-based District 18 from 2004 to 2010. In January 2009 she succeeded Senator Clint Stennett of Ketchum as Idaho Senate minority leader after Stennett's announcement that he would miss all of the 2009 legislative session while battling brain cancer. She did not seek re-election in 2010 and cited financial restrictions as her reasoning for her retirement from public office.
Kelly has stated that she raised approximately $80,000 in funding each time she campaigned for election and re-election.
Kelly was previously the assistant minority leader in the Idaho Senate, Deputy Attorney General for the State of Idaho, and a senior manager at the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. In December, 2010 she became the Director of the Office of Ecosystems, Tribal & Public Affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 10 office in Seattle.
- "Boise Democrat elected Senate minority leader". KTVB. August 15, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
- "Idaho Senate's former Democratic leader joins EPA". KTVB. November 18, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Kate Kelly (ID) profile
- Follow the Money - Kate Kelly
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