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Crosbie, Edelen Running For State Offices

By Tony McVeigh

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – The first woman to file for statewide office in Kentucky this year is K.C. Crosbie, who's running for state Treasurer. The 41-year old Republican currently is serving her third term on the Lexington Urban County Council.

Crosbie says she's done a lot of research into the state treasurer's office.

"They take all checks that come in and also make sure everything goes out. So, just like a household, everything that comes in has to be deposited and bills have to be paid and they invest. And so, it's a tremendous opportunity."

The University of Kentucky graduate is married to Lexington lawyer Scott Crosbie and has three children. The Treasurer's office is currently held by Democrat Todd Hollenbach of Louisville.

The State Auditor's race in Kentucky has attracted another candidate. Democrat Adam Edelen of Lexington, a former chief of staff to Gov. Steve Beshear, has qualified for the office.

Edelen, 36, says he has been traveling the state for the last three months.

"We have been very pleased with the response we have gotten because of the great work done by Crit Luallen, particularly over the last seven years. I think the people of Kentucky have a keen sense of how important it is to have somebody watching their back in the auditor's role. And I think that's why we've had such a great response from Republicans and Democrats alike, from people all across Kentucky."

Edelen says his campaign has already raised $300,000 toward his overall goal of one million dollars.

Also in the race is Lexington Republican John Kemper. Democrat Crit Luallen is in her second and final term as auditor.