Democratic candidate Rick Nelson focuses on coal country roots in run for state treasurer

10/27/2015 10:51 AM

Democratic candidate for state treasurer Rick Nelson is promoting his candidacy with an advertisement focused on his roots in eastern Kentucky and work in the legislature.

Nelson, a state representative from Middlesboro, is counting on his connection to coal country and support from public school teachers in the election.

The campaign began running their ad in early October with the spot airing in the eastern Kentucky portion of the state, in the west in the Bowling Green TV market, and on Brandenburg Telecom in Meade, Hardin and Breckinridge counties, according to the campaign.

“On the financial side, my experience in the General Assembly and as Chairman of the Labor & Industry Committee has prepared me with the experience of passing multi-billion dollar budgets every two years,” Nelson said in a statement. “I have direct experience with the financial challenges facing our state and have the knowledge regarding the revenues and financial obligations.

“I also believe that life experience and character are important to consider when electing the next Treasurer.”

Nelson faces Republican candidate Allison Ball in the Nov. 3 election.

Nick Storm

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