Adam Edelen on Government Reform



Zero Tolerance: put crooked politicians behind bars

As State Auditor, Adam Edelen took corruption head on and put crooked politicians behind bars. His record of fighting those who pad their wallets at taxpayer expense will expand with a new era of Zero Tolerance for corruption in Frankfort. Kentucky has waited long enough for an honest and ethical government that puts people first.

Money from faceless PACs has helped corrode our political system and shake the faith Kentuckians have in their government. To bring real change to Kentucky, the voices of hard working people need to be heard, not drowned out by special interests. Adam Edelen is committed to running a campaign powered by people, and is the only candidate for Governor who won't take a dime of PAC money.

Source: 2019 Kentucky governor campaign website AdamEdelen.com , Dec 31, 2018

Restore Kentucky Commission on Women; 50% women in Cabinet

In his last proposed budget, Matt Bevin shamefully gutted funding to 70 programs under the Kentucky Commission on Women. These important programs did everything from combating domestic violence, working to stop the evil or human trafficking as well as funding programs to encourage young women to pursue an education in the sciences or engineering.

Adam Edelen will not only restore funds for these vital programs but also promote the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Women to a member of the Governor's Cabinet. Programs that are there to empower and provide Kentucky women and girls real opportunities and needed protections will no longer be treated as optional or as bargaining chips in a state budget.

Adam is committed to ensuring that the leadership in his administration represents all Kentucky, including Kentucky women. Under an Edelen administration no less than half of the Cabinets will be led by women as its past time we ensure everyone's voice is being heard in Frankfort.

Source: 2019 Kentucky governor campaign website AdamEdelen.com , Dec 31, 2018

Bring transparency to $2.7B layer of "ghost government"

GHOST GOVERNMENT REFORM: Adam's proudest accomplishment of his first two years in office is a historic, award-winning effort to reform a $2.7 billion layer of "ghost government" in Kentucky. His leadership has made the Commonwealth a national model for bringing transparency and accountability to special districts.
Source: 2015 Kentucky campaign website Adam Edelen for Auditor , Nov 1, 2015

Other governors on Government Reform: Adam Edelen on other issues:
KY Gubernatorial:
Alison Grimes
Andy Beshear
Ben Chandler
Elaine Chao
Jim Gray
Matt Bevin
Robert Goforth
Rocky Adkins
KY Senatorial:
Amy McGrath
C. Wesley Morgan
Jim Gray
Mary Ann Tobin
Mitch McConnell
Rand Paul
Steven Cox

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Woody Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Nicole Galloway(D) vs.Jim Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Holly Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Michael Coachman(R)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D;resigned) vs.Wanda Vazquez Garced(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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