Sean Kelly – Councillor of City of Belleville, ON

Published , updated April 11, 2023

Sean Kelly is a councillor of the City of Belleville. He was elected on October 22, 2018. As a councillor, he is a part-time employee of the City.

He was re-elected to council in the City of Belleville in the 2022 municipal election.

  • Member Since: December 2018
  • Salary (2019): $30,851

Early life

Community involvement

Career & business interests

  • Program Director and Morning Show Host at MIX 97
  • Director of Programming for QBC (ROCK 107, 800 CJBQ, MIX 97)
  • Prev. Trustee with the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board – Finance Chair 

Roles as member of council

Voting history

Terminating the contract with the law firm of Integrity Commissioner Integrity Commissioner Tony Fleming and firm Cunningham and SwanYeaAgreed To2020-08-10Link
Appointment of Tyler Allsopp to fill the vacant seat of late Councillor Pat Culhane.NayNegatived2020-12-14Link
Hear a report from the ad-hoc committee tasked with recommending Jennifer MacTavish to fill the vacant councillor positionNayNegatived2021-01-20Link
Appointment of Tyler Allsopp to fill the vacant seat of late Councillor Pat Culhane.YeaAgreed To2021-01-25Link
Replace the current two ward system with four wardsNayNegatived2021-09-13Link
Deferred items be added back to the 2022 Capital Budget: one (1) sidewalk plow at $185,000.00 and one (1) zeroturn lawnmower at $19,000.00 to be funded through Development Charges Funding ($124,000.00) and Taxation ($80,000.00) NayNegatived2021-12-06Link
Farnham Road – Maitland Drive to (South of Wims Way) – Reconstruction – Phase 1 in the budgeted amount of $10, 600,000.00 be added to the 2022 Capital Budget.YeaAgreed To2021-12-06Link
Zoning bylaw amendment application by Juan Hernandez of 57 Octavia St. asking to continue his 24/7 community pit stop with eight vending machines.NayNegatived2021-12-13Link

2018 election priorities

  • Work towards more people having a doctor – increase health professionals in the area.
  • Do more for mental health with local agencies to offer support.
  • Affordable homes – so family’s can have a great quality of life with a roof over the head.
  • Do more for seniors and youth as far as recreation in the city.


Led the organization to mark Belleville’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and further collaborated with new international Loyalist College students to celebrate the city’s first Diwali Festival.

Worked with the Caribbean community to host Belleville’s first Caribbean Festival

2022 election priorities

Kelly pledges to continue to press for better medical care and more support for families and the vulnerable population.

What initiative would you support to mitigate the climate emergency as passed by council in 2021?

Received a recommendation from Quinte Labour Council.

Issues & views

“Hopefully by the end of 2021 or early in ’22 Minister Smith will have some information and an announcement on working with the federal government on $10 a day childcare because it really matters.”Source

Personal life

Sean Kelly has two children.

Kelly is a big Toronto Maple Leafs fan, likes Adele and Celtic Music.

2018 Election Results

Ward 1 – CouncillorVotes%Campaign Expenses
Ryan Williams*6,16811.43%$18436.13
Garnet Thompson5,83910.82%$10922.17
Pat Culhane*5,59410.36%$6290.61
Chris Malette5,49810.19%$4192.08
Kelly McCaw4,9059.09%$8753.81
Sean Kelly4,7138.73%$2641.94
Tyler Allsopp3,8917.21%$4331.06
Carol Feeney2,9985.55%$3318.6
Paul S. Martin2,5674.76%$12553.31
Brigitte Frances Muir2,2284.13%$2868.48
Richard Black1,7443.23%$2690.71
Michael Graham1,6643.08%Not submitted
Danny Morrison1,6433.04%$3139.81
Jeremy T. Davis1,4902.76%$1266.05
Stanley Jones1,4072.61%$2564.57
Paul Bell1,0962.03%$6696.37
Curtis Hayes5270.98%Not submitted


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