Kelly, a Fort Worth native, local businessman, and dedicated family man, has served in the Texas Legislature since 2007. Throughout his time in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate, Kelly has shown strong leadership in advocating for the core conservative values of limited government, lower taxes, and traditional family values.
Born at All Saints Hospital, Kelly has lived his whole life in Fort Worth and the Mid-Cities area. It is here that he learned the values of integrity, hard work, and most importantly, faith.
In April of 2004, Kelly and his brother formed their family-founded company. Over the years, they have watched it grow to become one of the most respected companies in the Metroplex. In 2006, it was named the “Small Business of the Year” by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.
As a business owner, Kelly has witnessed first-hand how onerous regulations can negatively affect local businesses and our economy. Kelly is a hard-working businessman who will continue to do what it takes to reduce our unemployment rate and keep Texans working. As the sitting chairman of the Senate’s Business & Commerce Committee, he has extensive experience in the public and private sector alike and understands what it takes to keep the Texas economy on an upward trajectory.
Having served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives and three sessions in the State Senate, Kelly has established a reputation as a legislative leader who can be counted on to support a balanced state budget, lower taxes, and greater individual freedoms. He has been recognized as a “Courageous Conservative,” a “Champion of Small Business” and a “Lone Star Conservative Leader.”
In addition to his responsibilities as Chairman of the Senate Business & Commerce Committee, Kelly is a member of the Natural Resources & Economic Development, Transportation, and budget-writing Finance committees.
Kelly and his wife, Robin, are both graduates of Richland High School and Baylor University. They have been happily married for 30 years and have three children: Chloe (Greg), Skylar (Aaron), and Harrison. Shortly after Chloe was born, Kelly began his commitment to public service and making Texas even better for future generations by serving the next 13 years on the Birdville ISD School Board.
With Kelly as our state senator, North Texans can rest easy knowing the conservative values we hold dear will be protected and defended in the Texas Legislature.