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Ms. Kelly, 41, received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Mount St. Maryâs University in Emmitsburg, Md., and appears to have spent all or most of her working life in New Jersey politics. She entered the field as a legislative aide to Assemblyman David C. Russo, a Republican representing Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic Counties. In 2002, she became his chief of staff.
She has a history with local and county Republican organizations, and has served on various municipal boards. She was president of the Ramsey Republican Club from 2005 through 2011.
Ms. Kelly was born in New Jersey and currently lives in Ramsey. She has four children.
On Wednesday, in the wake of the news about her involvement in the bridge scandal, she appears to have quickly scrubbed what she could of her public identity, including any Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.
On her Twitter feed, which was also disabled, there had been a picture of her celebrating her 40th birthday with Mr. Christie and members of his staff at a restaurant in 2012.