"Matt Kelly is a man of vision, a leader who rises above partisan politics to work with people to create opportunities and find common sense solutions to the challenges of local government."   
Hap Connors, Former Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors

"While serving on City Council with Matt Kelly, I found that he was always well prepared to discuss essential issues that would affect the citizens of Fredericksburg."
Billy Withers, Former Fredericksburg Vice Mayor

"Matt does his homework, works hard, and gets things done."
Joe Wilson, Former Fredericksburg City Council Member

Matt has always been well informed and engaged in the important issues facing the city and the region."
Paul Milde, Stafford County Board of Supervisors
 
Go get 'em Matt! Having worked for you, I know firsthand the effort you put forth toward every issue you faced as a member of the F'burg City Council. I may not have agreed with your every decision but I certainly admired your dedication & work ethic; I also know you were a big part of bridging some pretty big differences years ago when the City needed those differences worked out in order to move forward … If I had a vote Matt, you would surely get it; good luck my friend."
Debby Hudson Naggs


The Issues

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:
Too often we are hearing from those in City Hall that they are doing what is required to inform the public. {more…}

THE END TO BUSINESS AS USUAL:
No matter the adversity there are always opportunities. While presenting significant challenges to local governments in providing levels of service expected "by 
residents {more…}

TAXES: 
I cannot understand those who justify raising taxes because our tax rate is lower than other localities or those who opposes tax increases on the basis that taxes are too high. {more…}

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 
“Even before the recent economic crash it was evident the city needed to diversify its tax base. {more…}

HISTORIC PRESERVATION: 
“As we consider the future development of our communities we must keep three simple truths in the fore front of our deliberations…" {more…}

CONSERVATON: 
“You’re going to get a lot of people pushing to open that river up,” Kelly said. “ {more…}

TRANSPORTATION: 
“At the end of the day, what I want to be able to do is say, alright, [GWRC], if you want to take care of transportation, these are the projects you’re going to need, this is how much it’s going to cost, this is how much we’re going to get from the state…{more…}