Patrick Kelly


With a passion for sustainability, transparency, safety and fiscal responsibility, Councilman Patrick Kelly wants to make sure Naperville is the best place to raise a family for generations to come. First elected to the City Council in 2019 and re-elected in 2023, Kelly brings experience and a collaborative nature in his approach to long-term decisions that affect all residents in the community.

The owner of The Kelly Law Firm, P.C. since 2014, Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law with a Certificate in Environmental and Energy Law.

Kelly has volunteered with several organizations during the past decade, including the 5th Avenue Project Steering Committee, DuPage Children’s Museum NextGen Board, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professional’s Network Advisory Board, West Suburban Irish and Naperville Jaycees. Married to his wife Beth since 2004, together they have three young children. When not at the dais, Kelly enjoys watching his children’s soccer games and swim meets, and playing 16” softball.

As he continues his service on the Council, Kelly is using his background in environmental, small business, and real estate law to inform his decisions. In the coming years, he wants to see Naperville become a leader in sustainability and increase its use of renewable energy. His priorities include maintaining fiscal discipline through balanced budgets and a low tax rate to ensure Naperville remains one of the safest and best cities in the country, while also being as affordable as possible for our families, seniors, and young adults. Kelly looks forward to working well with other Council members, representing Naperville’s residents and businesses, and bringing people together to keep the City moving in a positive direction.

Councilman Kelly serves on the Naperville Downtown Advisory Committee and as a liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission. He also serves as a liaison to the LGBTQ+ community. Councilman Kelly previously served as a liaison to the Human Rights and Fair Housing Commission.

Councilman Kelly’s current term expires in 2027.

Illinois State Board of Elections Committee Details for Citizens to Elect Patrick Kelly.