Jersey Boy Announces US Senate Run

Mark Kelly’s career has been one of public service. He was a Navy fighter pilot, NASA astronaut, and following the shooting of his wife, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, has been an outspoken advocate for sensible gun safety laws.

Kelly, along with his twin brother Astronaut Scott Kelly, grew up in West Orange and returned to his birth state to campaign for Andy Kim last year.

Today, Kelly announced his candidacy for the Democratic US Senate nomination in Arizona to fill out the remaining term of another US Navy pilot, John McCain

Here’s a video of his remarks in May, 2018 in Moorestown where he talks about much-needed gun safety laws.

Comments (2)

  1. Rosi Efthim

    Within minutes of Mark Kelly announcing, my Arizona cousin, who is well-versed in politics and a thoughtful voter, texted me this news with great excitement.

  2. deciminyan (Post author)

    I suspect that ex-Astronauts span the political spectrum. During my career, I have had the opportunity to work with several of these highly intelligent individuals. And while it may sound oxymoronic, they are the most down-to-earth people I have met.


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