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Rep. Kelly Keisling

R-Byrdstown
District 38 — Clay, part of Fentress, Macon, Pickett and Scott Counties — Map

district address

1042 Cordell Hull Mem. Dr.
Byrdstown, TN 38549

nashville address

301 6th Avenue North
Suite 108 War Memorial Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-6852
Fax (615) 253-0234
rep.kelly.keisling@capitol.tn.gov

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Personal Information

  • Born March 16, 1951, Albany KY
  • Married, wife Janet
  • Two Daughters, Jamie Edwards, Karissa Jones
  • One Son, John
  • Seven Grandchildren
  • One Great Grandchild
  • Southern Baptist
  • President, Keisling Insurance
  • Graduate, Pickett County High School
  • Attended Belmont University

Community Involvement

  • Member, Macon, Clay, Pickett, Fontress, and Scott Counties Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, Children's Center of the Cumberlands
  • Member, National Rifle Association
  • Member, CMT/ABATE
  • Member, Tennessee State Employee Association
  • Member, Smith County GOP
  • Member, DOIDA
  • Member, Macon County Republican Party
  • Good Neighbors Theater
  • Member, Vision 20/20
  • Member, Professional Insurance Agents of Tennessee
  • Member, Insurors of Tennessee
  • Member, National Federation of Independant Business
  • Member, American Legislative Exchange Council Relay for Life
  • American Cancer Society
  • Past Member, Leadership Byrdstown/Pickett County
  • Friends of Dalton Hollow National Fish Hatchery

Current Session

Staff Contacts

  • Josh Warren

Service in Public Office

  • House member of the 107th through 108th General Assemblies
  • Vice-Chair, House Insurance and Banking Committee
  • Member, House Transportation Committee
  • Member, House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee
  • 1994-1998, Pickett County Executive

Honors and Awards

  • 2014Commissioned, Kentucky Colonel
  • 2012 East Tennessee Development District Legislator of the Year
  • 2012 and 2013 Upper Cumberland Development District Legislator of the Year
  • 2011 Alumnus, University of Tennessee's Newly Elected Tennessee Legislators Program