House 1993-96 (District 44A); Senate 1997-2006 (District 44)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Blake High School; Secondary; Williams College, Massachusetts; B.A.; Political EconomyColumbia University Law School; J.D.; 1978
Sophie Bell Kelley
Two children: Paul and Eleanor
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: property taxes, education, telecommunications and technology, health care licensing, health care, tax policy.He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1984 election.He sought the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsement for the U.S. Senate in the 2000 election. He dropped out during the convention balloting process.He sought the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsement for Governor of Minnesota in 2006. The endorsement for the primary was given to Mike Hatch.He sought the Democratic-Farmer-Labor primary endorsement for Minnesota Attorney General in 2006 after Matt Entenza dropped out of the race. He lost the primary endorsement to Lori Swanson.He sought the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsement for Minnesota Governor in the 2010 election. He dropped out of the race in February 2010, shortly after the party precinct caucuses were held.
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