Sen. Steve Kelley's campaign for governor ended on June 10, 2006 when he lost what became two-person battle for the DFL endorsement during the party convention in Rochester.
But a few weeks later, he entered the race for attorney general, when the DFL-endorsed candidate, Matt Entenza, suddenly dropped out of the race. He faces several other high-profile DFLers in the Sept. 12 primary, including outgoing AG Mike Hatch's top deputy.
Kelley says the issues he thinks are most important in the attorney general's race are controlling health care costs, protecting ID security and privacy, and improving public safety. Kelley has sought statewide office before. He tried but failed to get the DFL's U.S. Senate nod in 2000.
Kelley lost the September 2006 primary, finishing about 4.5 percent behind the winner, Lori Swanson.
January 8, 1953
Married: to Sophie Bell Kelley, 2 children.
Resides in Hopkins.
Blake High School, BA, Williams College (Political Economy), JD Columbia University.
|Major political experience:
Former member of Board of Medical Practice. Elected to the House in 1992, re-elected in 1994. Elected to the Senate 1996, re-elected in 2000, 2002. Attorney with Mackall, Crounse and Moore law firm in Minneapolis since 1993. Lawyer at Dorsey and Whitney law firm in Minneapolis 1979-83. Clerk to U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Leonard P. Moore 1978-79.
On the Issues
|Health care (2/22/06)|
|Same-sex marriage (2/22/06)|
Campaign Contribution Report
|Cash on hand
|Source: Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board 2006|
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