John Kelly of Dover has filed for Kent County Register of Wills in the coming November 3 election. Born and raised in Dover, he is a retired Certified Public Accountant and businessman who served in many areas of financial responsibility for more than 32 years. Mr. Kelly is experienced in all aspects of tax and financial reporting for corporations, individuals, partnerships, estates and trusts. He holds a Master of Science in Taxation from Widener University, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Delaware, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Kelly has also served as president of the Delaware Foreign-Trade Zone Administrators Corporation and prepared annual reports for the Foreign-Trade Zones Board and U.S. Customs.
His community involvements have included serving as treasurer for Delaware Ballet; St. Thomas More Academy; and the Kent County Republican Party. He is also a member of the Dover Capital City Rotary Club and of Del. Vets Post 2. Mr. Kelly’s recent experience with the Register of Wills Office dealing with his mother’s estate resulted in the development of an "Education – Simplification – Modernization" blueprint to revitalize the Office. The blueprint establishes methods and systems designed to assist the taxpayer during a very difficult time in their lives. Contact KellyRegisterofWills@gmail.com for more information.
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