Jack Kelly (politician)
Kelly in 2007
|Member of the Philadelphia City Council from the At-Large District|
January 5, 2004 – January 2, 2012
|Preceded by||W. Thacher Longstreth|
|Succeeded by||David Oh|
|Member of the Philadelphia City Council from the 7th District|
January 4, 1988 – January 6, 1992
|Preceded by||Patricia Hughes|
|Succeeded by||Daniel McElhatton|
Kelly originally represented the Seventh District on Council. In 1987, he defeated Democratic incumbent Patricia Harris for the seat, but he was defeated in his bid for re-election four years later by Daniel McElhatton.
Through the controversial DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Plan) program, which allowed Philadelphia employees to collect pension payments placed into an interest-bearing account for four years before they retire, Kelly got an estimated $405,438 around the time he left Council.
- "All 17 Seats Open". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 27, 1987. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
- "Jack Kelly – Councilman-At-Large". City of Philadelphia official website. City Council, City of Philadelphia. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
- "Welcome | Philadelphia Magazine". www.phillymag.com. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
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