Cary Kennedy endorsed by Denver Post

From the Denver Post:

Editorial
Steady hand on state’s treasury

Voters should return Cary Kennedy as state treasurer.
She has been dedicated, responsible and successful in her first term.

By The Denver Post

When the financial markets went haywire and states around the nation suffered steep investment losses, Colorado remained in good shape.

That’s attributable to the wise stewardship of Colorado Treasurer Cary Kennedy, who is running for re-election in November.

Voters should return her to office.

Kennedy stuck to safe investments. While her office, which manages and accounts for citizens’ tax dollars between the time they’re collected and spent, didn’t realize big gains, it didn’t sustain losses, either.

In fiscal year 2010, the treasury pool had a 2.4 percent rate of return. The prior year, it was 3 percent.

She has brought greater transparency to state investments and put the state’s checkbook online, allowing anyone to see how Colorado’s government spends our money.

Kennedy, a Democrat who is seeking her second term, has deep knowledge of the state’s finances, having served as a budget analyst for then-Gov. Roy Romer and then a fiscal analyst for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. She is one of the go-to people at the Capitol when it comes to understanding the state’s confusing tangle of budgetary restrictions and spending requirements.

Read the rest at The Denver Post

Square State has a great article comparing Cary Kennedy and her opponent.

  1 comment for “Cary Kennedy endorsed by Denver Post

  1. October 6, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Source – The Colorado Independent, 3/18/10: Walker Stapleton, who is angling to become state treasurer is also George W. Bush’s first cousin (once removed).

    Based on Stapleton’s stands on the issues and his praise of Bush’s handling of the economy, I question whether it’s “once removed.”

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