State Rep. Troy Kelley has served as a legislator for six years in the 28th District. In the voters’ pamphlet, his opponent characterizes him as “professional politician.” His opponent wants to become a professional politician. He ran for Congress in 2010 and filed for Congress in 2012 before switching to run for state auditor.
Kelley’s opponent makes reference in the voters’ pamphlet to a fox watching the hen house. It now appears that Kelley’s opponent is the fox with his eye on the hen house for he was calling state employees in the auditor’s office soliciting campaign donations. Not too smart.
Elbert Hubbard wrote: “Some men succeed by what they know; some by what they do; and a few by what they are.” Kelley has all three attributes: knowledge, energy and identity.
Kelley will seek a greater level of accomplishment as state auditor. Elected officials who work hard to get things done are the ones who also work hard to get things done better. Kelley has the leadership abilities, political smarts and legal background to get things done, and in so doing become an advocate for all state taxpayers. He has my vote for state auditor.
(Winsley is a former 28th District Republican state legislator.)