Kelli is a Democrat who takes a common sense approach to government. She believes our city has made significant progress but also knows our 17 neighborhoods need to be a top priority as the city moves forward. "The focus on Springfield's downtown was much needed, and it's wonderful to see the positive changes, yet we also need to focus on the development, protection, and improvement in services for the 17 neighborhoods that make up this city. Our neighborhoods need to be safe, thriving, and well maintained. I will sponsor and support legislation that drives economic growth, supports small business development, improves services, and fosters the safety and well-being of every resident in this city."

Kelli’s avid supporters include respected leaders such as Sheriff Nick Cocchi, State Representative Jose Tosado, and Ward 2 Councilor Michael Fenton. She first ran for a Council position in 2017 and received a rare first-time candidate endorsement from the Springfield Republican Newspaper. Kelli earned a B.A. in Political Science from Wheaton College. She is employed by MassMutual as a Technology Project Manager. Kelli serves on the board of Square One, an organization dedicated to providing better lives and more promising futures for children, families, and our communities. She is an active member of the Atwater Park Civic Association, President of the Hungry Hill Community Development Corporation, and former member of the Community Police Relations Committee. Kelli is running for an At-Large seat because she aims to represent all eight wards equally and passionately.