This JoCo mayor is joining 3 other candidates in vying for county commission chair in 2022

Mike Kelly

Roeland Park Mayor Mike Kelly recently was reelected to his second term, running unopposed. He now says he plans to run to be the next chair of the Johnson County Commission, a nonpartisan position that will be on the 2022 ballot. Above, Kelly during a pre-pandemic city council meeting. File image.

Roeland Park Mayor Mike Kelly on Thursday became the fourth candidate to enter the race next year for chairmanship of the Johnson County Commission.

Kelly, who is also chairman of the regional non-profit Climate Action KC, said he decided to run for the commission’s lead spot in 2022 because he wants the county to continue to have a high quality of life that will retain talented residents.