Jim Kelly was born and raised in Independence; he is a graduate of Independence High School, Independence Community College,
Jim is married to Eloise Meyer-Kelly, a retired speech pathologist, and they have one daughter, Beth, who graduated from Pittsburg State University with undergraduate and graduate degrees and is currently in her last semester of Law School at Washburn University. Jim enjoys being with his family, community involvement, reading, golf, working in the yard and watching sports.
A few other noteworthy activities: Chairman, Montgomery County Economic Development Authority: This organization was involved in the recruitment of American Insulated Wire and Cessna to Montgomery County. Board member, and past president of the Montgomery County Action Council – a county-wide economic development group. Member of Leadership Kansas class of 1989, and past Leadership Kansas board member. 2004 Kansas EDA Volunteer of the Year. Currently, or has been a board member and/or officer of 20 local and county organizations. Official Legislative Page District Profile Maps -House 11 -House 11-Independence area -House 11-Coffeyville area (Need to add) House 11-Cherryvale area