Prior to founding Calkin Public Affairs, Mr. Calkin served as in-house political director for a diverse group of organizations – California Professional Firefighters, Personal Insurance Federation of California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company – and oversaw all aspects of their political operations.
Before Kelly’s tenure as political director for various organizations, he owned and operated a public affairs firm whose clients included the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, a California Assembly member, a local ballot measure, and a handful of competitive city council elections. Mr. Calkin also worked as an aide to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Southern California.
Kelly Calkin graduated with honors in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and serves on the board of the University’s Institute of Government Studies and on the board of the Governor’s Cup of California.
Kelly and his wife, Leslie, reside in Sacramento.