Kelley is currently serving his second term in the Iowa House and is ranking member of the Administration and Regulation Budget Committee. He also serves on the Agriculture, Environment Protection, State Government, International Relations and Ways and Means Committees. Additionally, he serves on the Iowa Park Foundation Trust Board and the Iowa Capitol Planning Commission.
Kelley is a small business owner and realtor in Newton and a graduate of Newton High School and the University of Iowa. He and his family are longtime Newton residents.