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

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


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 32 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 37 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, Representative Kelly serves on the House Armed Services Committee, serving as Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee. Trent also serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, serving as Chairman of the Defense Intelligence & Overhead Architecture Subcommittee. Trent also serves on the House Agriculture Committee. This is his fifth term.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2015    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Sheila   DOB: 3/1/1966
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