Biography

Kelly Seyarto was elected to the 67th Assembly District in 2020.  The district includes the Cities of Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta, Wildomar and a portion of the City of Hemet along with numerous unincorporated communities in Southwest Riverside County.

Kelly is a native Southern Californian who was born in the City of La Puente, and raised in the cities of Baldwin Park and La Verne.  After graduating from High School, he took an interest in fire fighting and started his career as a Paid Reserve Firefighter in La Verne.  He was later hired by the Inglewood Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic and was a Captain when fire services in Inglewood were contracted out to the Los Angeles County Fire Department in 2000.  Kelly spent the next 15 years serving the cities of Lancaster, Industry, Glendora, Inglewood, San Dimas and Claremont.  He retired in 2015 at the rank of Battalion Chief after a 35 year career.

Kelly obtained his education while working full time.  He holds an A.S. Degree in Fire Science, a B.S. Degree in Fire Technology and Administration (California State University, Los Angeles); and he obtained his Masters Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach, where he graduated with honors.

After moving their family to the newly incorporated City of Murrieta in 1991, Kelly became involved in local politics, first serving as a Public Safety Commissioner before being elected to the City Council in 1997.  While a member of the City Council, Kelly served on numerous regional Boards and Commissions including the Western Riverside Council of Governments, The Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency, the Regional Conservation Agency, the Riverside County Transportation Commission, the Southern California Association of Governments Transportation Committee and the League of California Cities Public Safety Committee.  He also served 4 terms as Mayor of the City of Murrieta.  In 2020, Kelly served as the President of the Mayors and Councilmembers Department for the League of California Cities.  After serving three terms on the City Council, (1997-2006; 2016-2020), Kelly Seyarto was elected to the State Assembly representing the 67th District.

Kelly currently resides in Murrieta with his wife, Denise.  They have three grown daughters.