“As a lifelong resident of Montgomery County I am passionate about all of the communities I represent and I will work diligently for District 11 residents. It is an honor to represent Montgomery County in the Kansas House of Representatives.”


“Jim is a refreshingly thoughtful voice in the legislature. He listens to people in Montgomery County and takes our views to Topeka. I’m proud to have Jim Kelly as my state representative!”

Derek Schmidt – Kansas Attorney General

“Jim Kelly has been a longtime businessman and leader in Montgomery County. His dedication and integrity has represented our District 11 faithfully and with the commitment to do what is best for Montgomery County. Jim has an open door policy and is always willing to listen and act with an honest, fair, and reasonable approach to the issues concerning Montgomery County. Jim has always believed in Montgomery County and will continue to fight for us in Topeka. We need Jim Kelly as our representative.”


Rick Gill – The Jim Gill Agency, Cherryvale

“As a longtime economic development leader, Jim Kelly has always put Montgomery County first because he believes what’s good for Montgomery County is good for every community in our county. He’s honest, fair, reasonable, and always willing to listen. He votes for his conscience and convictions. He does not give into political pressures. We need the wisdom and integrity of Jim Kelly representing us in Topeka.”

Monte Coffman – Windsor Place, Coffeyville

“Healthcare in the United States faces new challenges every day – and no one faces more challenges than rural hospitals. In an ever-changing policy environment, local advocacy efforts and the support of our elected officials are critical. Coffeyville Regional Medical Center thanks Representative Jim Kelly for his dedication to supporting high-priority healthcare legislative issues that affect us here locally – such as KanCare Reform and Expansion and the reversal of the 2016 Medicaid provider cuts. Representative Kelly was a vocal advocate for CRMC on a Federal level for the reversal of the Medicare Low-Volume Payment Program cuts in October of last year. Having these payment reinstated allows CRMC to continue to reinvest back to our patients and employees”


Lori Rexwinkle RN MSN – CEO

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center

“In recognition for your unwavering support of health care issues during the 2017 Kansas legislative session. Your commitment to health care in Kansas and in your community is highly appreciated”.


Kansas Hospital Association

“Chairman Kelly is everything constituents and colleagues could want in a legislator. He listens, builds consensus and asks questions to root out issues that might not otherwise surface and be discussed. He wants to hear all views on a topic, and truly wants to make sure legislation avoids unintended consequences whenever possible.”

Erik Sartorius. – Executive Director – League of Kansas Municipalities – 2017 LKM Intergovernmental Award Presentation – Kansas Governmental Journal – September 2017


“Jim Kelly’s outstanding service as a Kansas Legislator has been good for the area he represents. He has been, and remains to be fair and thoughtful with his decisions. He has a strong understanding of what creates prosperity for a population. Jim Kelly’s style sets a high standard for others to follow. He has my gratitude and support.”

Dr. Jerry Hamm – Retired Educator & Administrator – Coffeyville USD # 445


Endorsed By:


Kansans for Life

Kansas Farm Bureau

Kansas National Education Association PAC

Kansas Livestock Association

Kansas Realtors PAC

National Federation of Independent Business PAC – Small Business in Kansas

Kansas Telemedicine Act

“Representative Kelly’s consistent pursuit of access to quality healthcare for his constituents was key in securing passage of HB 2028, the Kansas Telemedicine Act. Telemedicine will now be regulated and reimbursed consistent with in-person care, promoting more patients and providers to utilize available technology to deliver the highest quality care. Because of Jim’s dedication, physician-led primary and specialty care will now be more available to Kansans statewide.”


Rachelle Colombo – Kansas Medical Society

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact is a legal agreement among states that addresses the licensing of physicians in multiple states.

“This Physician licensing compact legislation was introduced and carried by Rep. Jim Kelly. The passage of this legislation is the driver that has increased by approximately 100 the number of physicians available to provide increased care to Kansans. More providers to serve Kansans medical needs; the Physician Compact in Kansas makes a difference.”


Kathleen Selzler Lippert – Kansas Board of Healing Arts

Rural Opportunity Zone Program

“Having Montgomery County recognized as a ROZ county gives us a tool to recruit new employees to make their home in the local area which has a positive impact on local businesses.”

 Joe Fons – Coffeyville

 “When Representative Kelly introduced the bill to add Montgomery County to the Rural Opportunity Zone program, our county was twice the size of any other county in the program,  and the odds seemed slim that the bill would make it to the Governor for signature, but persistence paid off and it was signed into law.  Thanks to this successful effort, within one year of the passage of the ROZ legislation,  Montgomery County led the state in ROZ applications.  There is no doubt the ROZ program has served as a valuable tool to encourage newcomers to live and work in Montgomery County.”

Aaron Heckman – Former Executive Director – Montgomery County Action Council

KEPRS Working After Retirement Rules Simplification

“Representative Kelly went above-and-beyond to identify potential pros and cons to the new rules for Working After Retirement, it was clear, through his actions, that his goal was to enact quality legislation that would benefit his constituents.”

Amanda Stanley – General Counsel — 2017 LKM Intergovernmental Award Presentation – Kansas Governmental Journal – September 2017