Adam Edelen is obviously the best thing to happen to the Governor’s office since Steve Beshear won the election against Ernie Fletcher. Sure, he has his flaws, but his background obviously fits the role of Chief of Staff.
So along those lines, take a look at this great interview by Trey Pollard at Politicker.
In an interview with PolitickerKY.com conducted last Friday, Edelen says he is bringing the lessons of his experience in the private sector with him into Beshear’s office, noting he wants the administration to become more “customer service oriented” in its dealings.
“It’s important to note I am not a political professional. I would bristle at the term,” Edelen said. “I am a businessman who has been involved in politics and not the other way around.”
Edelen joins Beshear’s staff after a stint heading Kentucky’s Office of Homeland Security. With Beshear already having faced a fair share of struggles in his first 6 months in office – including stalls in the legislature on his proposed expanded casino gaming and tobacco tax initiatives – Edelen has his work cut out for him in the high-pressure chief of staff role.
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