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Auditor-elect Adam Edelen

Introduced by U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and with his predecessor Crit Luallen on stage, auditor-elect Adam Edelen was the first Democrat to deliver a victory speech Tuesday night.

Edelen started by saying Luallen’s early endorsement was a key to him not having a primary challenger, and he called her, “the gold-standard of public service in Kentucky.”

Edelen continued, “I won’t let her down, and I won’t let you down either.” Citing his own humble roots, he said, “as long as I’m in public life, my work will be to make sure we capitalize on human potential.”

Democrats are hanging tight in Frankfort waiting for more results while listening to Tom Petty and the Beatles.

Edelen stresses transparency in plans for auditor’s office

By Jack Brammer

FRANKFORT – Democrat Adam Edelen outlined steps Wednesday he thinks will improve the state auditor’s office he is seeking in the Nov. 8 election.

The steps focus on more public transparency and saving taxpayers’ dollars.

Edelen, former chief of staff for Gov. Steve Beshear, is running for auditor against Republican John T. Kemper III, a Lexington developer.

Kemper said Edelen is adopting parts of his campaign platform, particularly his call for more online transparency of the use of tax dollars.