Qualified, Experienced, and Dedicated.

Welcome to the official page of John Kelly, candidate
for District Court Judge in the Town of Babylon.

Meet John Kelly

For decades, John Kelly has served the Town of Babylon and Suffolk County. He is committed to the betterment of our region through justice and the sound observance of local law.

With a long track record of ensuring  safety and a high quality of life for the residents of our township and County, he will continue to work hard to make sure that Babylon remains a great place to live, work, and thrive.

Vote for John Kelly in November and, when elected,  he will proudly serve you and the people of Babylon, North Babylon, West Babylon, Wyandanch, Wheatley Heights, Deer Park, Lindenhurst,  Amityville, and Copiague with honor and the utmost integrity.

 Elect John Kelly for District Court Judge.


In the justice system, experience matters.
There is no substitute for a proven track record that exemplifies putting the values we so deeply hold in our community first. With strong decisiveness and a commitment to justice for all, John Kelly has always put the best interests of Suffolk County’s residents at the forefront and will continue to do so with your support in November 2019.


  •  New York Law School, Juris Doctorate, 1985
  • SUNY at Stonybrook, Bachelor of Arts, 1980
  • Member of the New York State Bar, 1986
  • Member of the Federal Bar, 1986


  • Member Saints Cyril and Methodius, Deer Park, NY
  • Member Knights of Columbus, Deer Park
  • Member Moose Lodge, Lindenhurst, NY
  • Member Communication Workers of America Union
  • Former Member United Service Workers Union
  • Suffolk County Court Employers Association

2015 – Now


  • Adjunct Professor at Long Island University
    2001 – Present
  • Lecturer Suffolk County Academy of Law
    2001 – 2019
  • Board of Directors Suffolk County Bar Association
    2011 – 2014

2001 – 2013


  • Suffolk County Family Court Judge
    2004 – 2013
  • Acting Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice
    2008 – 2013
  • Dean Academy of Law
    2011 – 2013
  • Member Acting Supreme Court Justices Association
    2008 – 2013
  • Member of the 2nd Judicial Law Guardian Advisory Panel
    2004 – 2013
  • Member 2nd Judicial Dept. Mental Health Professional Screening Committee
    2004 – 2013
  • Member Family Court Judges Association
    2004 – 2013
  • Suffolk County District Court Judge
    2001 – 2003

1982 – 2000


  • Family Court Law Guardian
    1992 – 2000
  • Supreme Court Referee
    1996 – 2000
  • Court Appointed Attorney for the Indigent
    1992 – 2000
  • Trial Preparation Assistant Manhattan District Attorney
    1982 – 1985


Get involved

Please consider supporting John Kelly in November of 2019.  Together, we can work to improve the quality of life for the citizens of our Town of Babylon. 

get involved with the Committee to Elect JOHN KELLY