Kathy Kelker has a doctorate in Adult Education with a concentration on special education. She taught special education in the public schools and worked as a special education consultant for Head Start.
She retired as an Assistant professor of Special Education at MSU-Billings and then retired a second time as Executive Director of Billings Head Start. Kathy has served as a representative for HD 47 for three legislative sessions and is running for a fourth term.
She is married to Paul Kelker, a pediatrician and a hematology/oncology physician for children. They have four adult children– Stephen (Kristin), Matthew (Julissa), Sara (Ron), and Christopher—and seven grandchildren, Marissa, Ellie, Zoe, Cody, Iris, Ivy and Julian.