State Senator Kevin Kelly R 21st District
Senator Kevin Kelly, who is running for reelection to represent the 21st Senate District, has earned the endorsement of the Connecticut State Fraternal Order of Police.
“I first must thank the brave men and women who work hard every day to make our communities safe. Thank you for putting others before yourself and helping us all during our greatest times of need,” said Sen. Kevin Kelly. “Everyone deserves to live in a state where you and your family feel safe. Safe walking down the street, driving in their car, or sleeping in their homes. I know far too many who do not feel safe today, and Connecticut must do more to not only respond to crime by addressing the symptoms, but to address the root causes of crime. I’ve worked with law enforcement, youth advocates, community leaders, and public defenders to develop a holistic approach to address crime, justice, and opportunity. I will continue to fight for solutions that not only ensure law enforcement and our justice system have the tools they need to keep all people safe, but that also strive to end the cycle of juvenile injustice and a lack of opportunity that pushes people, especially young people, towards crime.”
Sen. Kelly was informed of his endorsement in a letter from Det. Sgt. John Krupinsky, President of the Connecticut State Fraternal Order of Police.
“It is with great honor that the Connecticut State Fraternal Order of Police announces that it has endorsed you for this upcoming election. There is no doubt that you will put the best interests of Law Enforcement and your constituents first,” wrote Det. Sgt John Krupinsky. “I believe you are the best candidate to move the safety and security of this state forward.”
Sen. Kelly has developed and advocated for comprehensive solutions to improve Connecticut’s crime response, support law enforcement, and remove barriers to intervention services, as well as policies to address the root causes of crime including issues related to trauma, education, housing and jobs.
Senator Kelly, a lifelong resident of Stratford, currently serves as the Senate Minority Leader in the state Senate and works as an elder law attorney as the owner of Kevin Kelly & Associates, PC; a Stratford law firm. As a state Senator, Kevin Kelly has championed historic bipartisan legislation to enhance children’s mental health care, promote public safety, enhance health care access, create fiscal stability, and strengthen the state’s elder abuse laws. Prior to working in private practice, Kevin Kelly worked as an investigator for the Department of Social Services for over 13 years. He and his wife Cindy live in Stratford and have four children and seven grandchildren.