Treasurer’s race pits lawmaker vs. political newcomer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Two candidates deeply rooted in Appalachia are competing in the down-ballot campaign to become Kentucky’s next state treasurer.

Democrat Rick Nelson of Middlesboro touts his experience as a retired school teacher and as a state representative. Political newcomer Allison Ball, a Republican from Prestonsburg, says her background as a bankruptcy attorney has prepared her to be a watchdog of state finances.

If elected, Ball also wants to be more assertive in a job she says has been underutilized.

Nelson wants to reach out more to Kentuckians to promote financial literacy and reconnect people with their lost property.

The treasurer balances the state’s checkbook, collects and returns unclaimed property and handles other financial duties.

 

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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