State Representative Tim Kelly was first elected to serve the 94th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2012. The 94th District encompasses part of Saginaw County including the city of Frankenmuth and the townships of Blumfield, Frankenmuth, Albee, Taymouth, Birch Run, St. Charles, Swan Creek, Thomas, Saginaw and Tittabawassee. He was re-elected to serve a second term in the 2015-16 legislative session.
Kelly serves on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Education Committee. He also serves on multiple appropriations subcommittees, including as chair of School Aid, vice chair of Department of Education, and as a member of the Department of Human Services and Department of Transportation subcommittees.
Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Denver.
Tim Kelly moved to Saginaw from Indiana in 1995 when Governor John Engler asked him to be his Education Policy Advisor. Tim also helped create, organize and administer the Michigan Department of Workforce Development, as the Special Advisor to the Director of the DWD. Prior to that, he held positions in economic and workforce development on behalf of the Governor of Indiana, including Executive Director of the Indiana Human Resource Investment Council, Executive Director of the Indiana Council on Vocational Education, and Business Development Specialist with the Indiana Department of Commerce. Before that, Tim worked in the private sector for his family’s emulsified asphalt materials company, beginning as a Production Assistant in Indiana, and ending as a Sales Manager in Texas and Colorado prior to the sale of the company in the mid-80’s.
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Rep. Kelly served as the chairman of the Saginaw County Republican Party from 2006 to 2010 and served as a Saginaw County Commissioner for two years prior to his election to the Michigan House. Kelly also is on the Saginaw Area Catholic Schools Board of Trustees, the St. Mary’s Hospital Community Advisory Committee and volunteers as head coach of the Nouvel Men’s Varsity Tennis team
Tim and his wife Deenie reside in Saginaw Township and have two teenage sons.
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