Kelly hopes to embrace eclectic nature of 45th District

Monday, October 29, 2012 | 8:29 p.m. CDT; updated 3:32 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2012

COLUMBIA — On a recent Saturday at Stephens Lake Park, state Rep. Chris Kelly is busy being himself. He's shaking hands, cracking jokes and making conversation with people who have come to the park to walk their dogs, stroll its trails or to gaze out over the lake as it reflects a topaz sky.