Last week Governor Ernie Fletcher appointed Martin D. Harley of Lawrenceburg to the Anderson County Fiscal Court. Mr. Harley, a real estate investor and limousine service operator, will serve as the 2nd District magistrate while running for that office in the November election.
But that’s not where the story ends.
Martin Harley Contributed Over $14,000 to Republicans, Including $5,000 to Fletcher, Over $1,900 to Fletcher’s Brother, and $2,000 to State Republican Party
That’s right. He has contributed a total of $14,761.31 to state and federal candidates and committees, all of them Republican. Of this total:
- Harley made five contributions totaling $5,000 to Fletcher’s congressional, gubernatorial and exploratory gubernatorial committees between 2000 and 2003
- In 2004, Harley made ten (monetary and in-kind) contributions totaling $1,911.31 to Fletcher’s older brother, Harold Fletcher, Jr., in his campaign for state senate
- Harley has also contributed a total of $2,000 to the Republican Party of Kentucky, and $1,925 to Mitch McConnell
Take a look:
CLICK HERE to view details of all of Harley’s contributions. (Warning: PDF link)
There you have it. Yet another controversial appointment.
Is this what we’ve come to expect in Kentucky? Is this what we’re left with? Pony up the cash and you’re appointed to office. That’s the way the wind blows these days. welcome to the ongoing saga of political appointments of the Fletcher Administration.