Greenwich Free Press

Joe Kelly is a Good and Genuine Man

For the past several years, I’ve been perplexed by the ever-growing toxic political environment in our country. Not too long ago, Republicans and Democrats could dispute without fear of slander. But now, people are discouraged from talking politics with family, neighbors, coworkers and friends. People go about their lives in fear of being verbally crucified because of how their beliefs may be interpreted.

Unfortunately, I believe that people overlook one of the most important aspects when voting for someone: their character. Are they honest? Will they hear the people and bring change to the community? These characteristics are why I’ll be voting for Joe Kelly for State Representative this coming November.

August 2020

Greenwich Free Press

Joe Kelly is a Extraordinary Coach and and Empathetic Person

In light of Joe Kelly’s campaign for State Representative of the 150th District, I felt compelled to share a heartwarming story about what I witnessed a year ago during a Greenwich High School rugby game.

Before the game started, everything was going as normal; The boys were doing their thing: warming up, stretching, getting ready for the match, as they were clearly trained to do. The coaches were there for guidance, if needed, but as Joe tells us parents every year: this team belongs to the boys.

August 2020

Greenwich Free Press

Rugby, Life Lessons, and a Whole Lot of Winning: My Endorsement for Joe Kelly.

Usually, in sports we see matchups where coaches were once friends turned enemies or are family members playing for the top prize, consider the Marinelli Bowl a few years back. Seldom do you get a chance to coach alongside your former high school coach, lucky for me this is the case. 

I first met Coach Kelly at Greenwich High School (GHS) during his first few years at the helm for GHS Rugby. Coach Kelly had big shoes to fill, his record will tell you that he not only filled those shoes but succeeded in continuing the GHS Rugby tradition, 8 out of 9 State Championships is quite the achievement!

August 2020

Greenwich Free Press

LETTER: Joe Kelly knows how to get things done.

I plan to support Joe Kelly in this November’s election for the Connecticut House of Representatives (District 150).  This will be the first time I have ever voted for a Republican candidate. 

What convinced me to do this? I have known Joe for a number of years, yet I didn’t know if he voted for Democrats or Republicans — frankly it didn’t matter. What I do know about Joe is that he has all the requirements that I believe will make him a great Representative. 

August 2020

Greenwich Sentinel

In Pursuit of Social Justice: Still A Long Way to Go

As many of you might know, a police reform bill passed the Connecticut State Senate on at 4:00 am on Wednesday morning and has received a lot of controversy in the papers. I’d like to go in-depth on each controversial provision and explain why these provisions are counterproductive and/or ineffective in our pursuit of social justice. The bill is titled “LCO no. 3471 – An Act Concerning Police Accountability.”

July 2020

Greenwich Sentinel

Police Accountability Bill: We have to do better than this.

I whole heartedly agree with the sentiments expressed by our First Selectman, Fred Camillo, and am extremely disappointed with our current legislators that have voted for the “LCO no. 3471 – An Act Concerning Police Accountability.”

 

July 2020

Greenwich Sentinel

These are Interesting Times

These are interesting times. Our Country, State, Community, and Families are debating important issues. This is good but only good if we listen as well as speak. It is incredibly important that we take the time to once again remind ourselves of the many things we agree upon. We all want to be free, happy, successful, respected, and healthy. We all desire the best for our family and friends. Most of us want to help.

July 2020

Greenwich Sentinel

Joe Kelly Running for State Representative

Joe Kelly has worn a plethora of hats as a longtime resident of Greenwich. Whether it’s coaching youth or high school sports in town, helping out as a volunteer firefighter, seeing his four children go through the public school system, or most recently being elected to Board of Education, Kelly certainly knows his way around town.

May 2020