Sue Kelly

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Sue W. Kelly was a Republican member of the the U.S. House of Representatives representing New York's 19th Congressional district from 1995 to 2007. She was defeated in the 2006 congressional elections by Rep. John Hall (D-N.Y.).



Kelly was born September 26, 1936 in Lima, Ohio. She graduated from Denison University and worked as a patient advocate and an educator in New York State. Before her election to Congress, she was a Campaign and District aid for Congressman Hamilton Fish Jr., and was a campaign manager for Jon Fossel's State Assembly campaign.

Congressional career

When Congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr. decided not to seek re-election in 1994, Kelly decided to run. rates her as "poor" among the New York congressional delegation, suggesting she is "famously ineffective." [1]; However, in 2004 Kelly won re-election with 70% of the vote in New York's 19th Congressional district.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated John Hall to face Kelly in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Hall defeated Kelly 51%-49% to take possession of the seat.

Meet the Cash Constituents

Links to more campaign contribution information for Sue Kelly
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Sue Kelly. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Articles and Resources



Local blogs and discussion sites


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