Trent (Trent) Kelly (R-01)

US Representative Trent Kelly

Trent (Trent) Kelly (R-01)
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Capitol: 202.225.4306
FAX: 202.225.3549
District: 662.327.0748
Room 2243 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2401
107 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Residence:Saltillo, MS

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Warrior's Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Uzbekistan Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness
FC MemberCongressional Iraq Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Budget
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberHouse Beef Caucus
MemberHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
FC MemberCongressional Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Space Force Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberCongressional Broadcasters Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fertilizer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus


On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Trent Kelly won a special election runoff to represent the First District of Mississippi in the 114th Congress. Trent lives in Saltillo with his wife of 30 years, Sheila, and their three children John Forrest, Morgan, and Jackson. They are members of Saltillo First United Methodist Church. Trent was born on March 1, 1966, in Union, Mississippi to parents John and Barbara Kelly. He graduated from Union High School and East Central Community College. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi and law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. In 2010, he received his master's degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Trent has spent 35 years in the Mississippi Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer and is currently serving as a Major General. In 1990, he mobilized for Desert Storm as an Engineer Second Lieutenant. In 2005, he deployed as a Major to Iraq with the 155th Brigade as the Operations Officer of the 150th Engineer Battalion. From 2009 to 2010, he deployed as a Lieutenant Colonel to Iraq as the Battalion Commander of Task Force Knight of the 155th Brigade Combat Team and commanded over 670 troops from Mississippi, Ohio, and Kentucky. He has received two Bronze Stars, the Combat Action Badge, the Bronze, Silver, and Gold de Fleury medals, and numerous other federal and state awards for his service. Trent has worked at McRae's Department Store as a manager, maintained a private law practice in Saltillo, and served as Tupelo City Prosecutor and Forfeiture Attorney for North Mississippi Narcotics Unit. Prior to being elected to Congress, Trent served as a District Attorney for the 1st Circuit Judicial District (Lee, Pontotoc, Alcorn, Monroe, Itawamba, Prentiss, and Tishomingo) managing all felony cases. In Congress, Trent serves on the House Armed Services Committee, serving as the Ranking Member of the Intelligence and Special Operations subcommittee. Trent also serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Agriculture Committee, and the House Budget Committee. This is his fourth term.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2015    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Sheila   DOB: 3/1/1966
Counties Representing