Kelly Regan was first elected to the Nova Scotia Legislature in June 2009 and was re-elected in the 2013 and 2017 provincial elections as the Member for  Bedford.

In June 2017, Premier Stephen McNeil re-appointed Kelly to Executive Council as Minister of Community Services and Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act.

She has previously served as Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, Minister responsible for the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act, Minister responsible for the Workers’ Compensation Act (except Part II), and Minister responsible for Youth.

Prior to entering politics, Kelly worked as an award-winning television director, producer, and writer.

Kelly was named a Progress Club “Woman of Excellence” in the Communications and Public Affairs category in November 2012.  Kelly was honoured to receive an Inspire Award for Public Service from Big Brothers – Big Sisters of Greater Halifax in 2018.

She is an honours graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Co-op English Program.

Kelly has been married to Halifax West MP Geoff Regan since 1993; they have three adult children.