Kristina Kelly Raises Over $42K for State Senate Campaign

SCOTTSDALE-- Kristina Kelly, an educator, former small business owner and lifelong Republican, today announced her campaign has raised over $42,000 dollars in just over two months since Kelly launched her campaign. The impressive total puts Kelly’s campaign in a strong position to compete in the LD23 GOP State Senate primary with just over a month until early ballots arrive.  

“In the two months since we started our campaign, we’ve seen an amazing level of support from supporters, business owners and voters that care about the future of LD23,” said Kelly, a first-time candidate for a partisan nomination. “While this puts us in a strong position to compete, the work is far from over. We’ll continue to knock on doors and talk to voters about the issues that matter most to them, like getting more education dollars in the classroom, keeping our neighborhoods safe, and continuing to foster a pro-business environment in our state.”

In her professional career, Kelly has served in a number of policy-shaping roles in the education community. After earning an undergraduate degree from U.C.L.A., Kelly served in California Governor Pete Wilson’s administration and wrote policy briefs and speeches for Education Secretary Marian Bergeson. She went on to serve as a bilingual teacher and assistant principal in Southern California. Kelly also operated an award-winning, family-owned small business for seven years and is currently a second-grade teacher at Laguna Elementary School in Scottsdale.

Kelly and her husband, Chris, have been residents of Scottsdale for the past 14 years and have four children together. Connect with the campaign on her website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Andrew Sexton