McDonald has an impressive background of community service. She has served 6 years as a twice elected Magnolia School Board Trustee, serves as Commissioner for the Montgomery County Housing Authority representing Precinct 2, serves as a Director on the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission, and is the Chair of the Government Affairs Council for the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce.
“As a committed member of the community I want to make sure we have someone who is going to be responsive to get things done. I have seen the issues confronting our community and we need a Representative in Austin who be proactive and responsive”, said McDonald. “I have the energy and determination to fight the culture that threatens our society. You will never see me on the sidelines but up front and visible. I will lead and make a positive difference.”
Kelly McDonald is a native Texan, mother of three children (Katie, Jenni, and Johnny), a devoted wife to husband John for 27 years, and a realtor in the Houston area for 17 years. Her background also includes international work experience in South Korea and the United Kingdom. Kelly grew up in Quitman, a small town in East Texas, and attended Texas A & M University in Commerce studying Organizational Leadership.
Helping her community has always been a priority. She is most proud of her work as a middle school and high school basketball/track coach and considers mentoring teenagers a great honor and responsibility. In 2018 she graduated from the Leadership Program of Texas Association of School Boards earning her the highest designation awarded of Master Trustee. Kelly was selected to the National School Board Association in January 2020 and for the last 2 years has advocated to Congress in Washington, D. C. for public policies and federal legislation impacting education.
Kelly is a member of the Magnolia Rotary Club, and currently serves as President this year. She is currently in Leadership Montgomery County Class of 2022.
As a State Representative for House District 3, Kelly McDonald will be committed to:
• Lowering the tax burden
• Advocacy for a ceiling on property taxes
• Supporting law enforcement and veteran services
• Providing consistent and responsive communication with our citizens