About Mike Kelsey
MIKE KELSEY IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR STATE OFFICE!
"Our government founded by the people, and for the people cannot become so large that it ignores the needs and will of the people," Mike Kelsey, 2014.
Incredibly down-to-earth and a people-person, Mike is an accomplished outdoorsman with a passion for hiking, kayaking, rappelling, snowshoeing and caving. He’s humble, but if you prod him you can usually pry out more than a few adventure stories. His career and commitment to community is likewise elevating.
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A teacher of philosophy at Marist College, Mike is enthusiastically helping to prepare the next generation of critical thinkers. A court-appointed guardian for persons with diagnosed dementia and a speaker at aging clinics he is on the frontline in caring for our senior generation. With professional and personal experiences in the mental health field, Mike is a steady advocate for those who struggle with mental and emotional distress, which he notes – although often hidden – is very prevalent in our society and in or families.
His law practice has allowed him to see firsthand how actual individuals and families are negatively affected by sloppily constructed and over-reaching laws, not to mention cases of broken homes shattered by separation, abuse, and domestic violence. He has represented people in danger of losing their homes due to foreclosure, as well as those facing a terminal diagnosis seeking to plan for the future of loved ones they will soon leave behind.
As a Dutchess County legislator and NYS Assembly candidate Mike believes that the ever-sensitive balance between “We the People” and the power of government needs continuous scrutiny and pushback when the government tries to overstep its reach.
Burdensome taxes, unnecessary laws, and political over-reaction, he says, mustn’t be allowed to interfere with personal liberty as guaranteed by the Constitution. He will protect our rights whether they be speech, religious worship, the right to bear arms, due process, or the right to keep what we earn.
Mike believes that our government founded by the people, and for the people cannot become so large that it ignores the needs and will of the people. Once elected he will be a firm voice for the rights of the people while serving as a leader in the community to support those in need.
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