I am the Libertarian candidate for state treasurer.
As a candidate and a voter, I thank you for taking time to learn about your choices in the upcoming election on Nov. 8.
Kentucky was recently deemed "the worst run state." That's a wake-up call. We can't keep doing what we're doing, or we'll keep getting what we've got. It's time to put the state on the path to prosperity.
I have a plan to eliminate the office of the treasurer. It will save taxpayers at least $300,000 per year, without cutting services and while maintaining a proper check-and-balance. The plan only eliminates political positions; state employees will be transferred to another existing management structure.
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It was accomplished in Texas by an elected Democrat in the early 1990s. A bill to end the office passed the Kentucky Senate in 2008, but stalled in the House. Electing a treasurer specifically advocating for the end of the job will finally lead to the end of this now-defunct role.
I am not a career politician. I have never been a candidate for office before. I will not take the pension, and I will only take pay for hours worked. I have the experience and drive to accomplish this goal. I have replaced myself with a computer twice in my professional career.
You can learn about the plan and more at my campaign Web site, Ken4ky.com.
Thank you for your time today. Please consider Ken Moellman for your vote on Nov. 8.