Term of Office: 1/8/1957 to 1/5/1959
Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Party Notes: "Kelly has been an active participant in Lyon county DFL work, is chairman of the county's DFL committee and intends to caucus with the house liberal majority." ("Know Your Minnesota Legislature: Rep. J.J. Kelly." Minneapolis Star, Between November 1956-January 1957)
Cooperatives and Marketing
Drainage and Soil Conservation
Towns and Counties
His margin of victory over Ralph R. Madden was only 2 votes so a recount occurred. After the recount he was declared the winner by 128 votes.