Ryan Patrick Kelley (RPK) lives in The Point neighborhood of Newport and works in advocacy marketing.
He has a wide range of political experience spanning local, state, as well as a national presidential campaign. In 2006, he served as a member of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s team before joining his Washington, D.C. Senate staff the following year. Ryan also served as Dan McKee’s campaign manager in 2010 in his race for Mayor of Cumberland.
A proud Rhode Island native, Ryan returned to the Ocean State in 2020 after living in San Francisco, New York City, and Washington, DC where he graduated from The George Washington University.
Ryan is the Vice Chair of the Newport Democratic City Committee, Committeeman for the RI Democratic Party, and serves on the board of RISHM.
Tennis, sailing, and being a dog dad take up the majority of Ryan's non-working hours.