Kelly Colvin

Kelly Colvin

Special Needs Activist

Kelly Colvin is running for County Council to ensure county government serves everyone.

Recognized as an “activist” by the Delaware County Daily Times for her tireless focus on those with special needs, Kelly will be a thoughtful leader in the Courthouse.

A mom of two, one of whom lives with autism and epilepsy, Kelly is an active member of the special needs community, starting with leading the construction of a playground and life skills room at Primos Elementary to the creation of the Royal Butterfly Fund which provides mini-grants to caretakers and teachers in the Upper Darby special needs world.  

Kelly was the Associate Director of Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics, a demand-side policy center that creates consensus to solve the challenges facing Delaware County and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

As the former Regional Representative for the United States Department of Education, she managed Federal educational issues across 5 Mid-Atlantic states.  

Colvin earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Franklin and Marshall College and a master’s degree in governmental administration from the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the recipient of the Fels Institute Excellence in Leadership award.

Kelly served on the government relations committee for the Delaware County Chamber, is a former chair of the Delaware County Women’s Commission, an active member of St. John Chrysostum Church (Wallingford), as well as serves on the board for the Llanerch Hills Softball/Baseball League, where she coaches 12u in-house and tournament teams.  Kelly, her husband, David, and family live in Drexel Hill.

“As a working mom of two, one with special needs, I understand the caretaking pressures of a two-income family. Few jobs are 9-5 these days, yet the system supports that. We need more flexibility and options for our families in Delaware County. Partnering with accredited daycare facilities throughout the county, we will develop a strategy to ensure accessible, affordable childcare options exist for your family. Jim, Mike and I want to position your family for success.” -Kelly Colvin