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Adam Edelen Selected as One of Nation’s Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders


Adam Edelen Selected as One of Nation’s Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders

Today, Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen was selected as one of fifteen rising leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL, a national network that highlights innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives.

Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland and U.S. Senator Mark Begich of Alaska, Honorary Chairs of the NewDEAL, recognized Adam Edelen for his work to make Kentucky’s Medicaid system more effective, efficient, and accountable.

Since taking office in January, Edelen also has launched an initiative to make special districts -- entities such as libraries, fire departments and airport boards -- more accountable to taxpayers. His efforts could make Kentucky a national leader in demanding greater transparency from these special districts.

“Senator Begich and I have joined the NewDEAL because we believe we need to look for fresh ideas not just from the top down in Washington, but also from the bottom up, where innovative leaders like Adam Edelen are developing and testing their ideas out on the ground,” said Governor O’Malley, Honorary Co-Chair of the NewDEAL.

“In communities throughout the country, rising state and local leaders such as Adam Edelen are proving that you can be both pro-growth and progressive. The NewDEAL is designed to foster these types of ideas and these types of leaders,” said Senator Begich, Honorary Co-Chair of the NewDEAL.

“I’m excited to work with my fellow NewDEAL Leaders to share ideas to make government more honest and effective that I can put to work here in Kentucky,” said Auditor Edelen.

Edelen is currently featured on the NewDEAL’s interactive website at www.NewDEALLeaders.org/NewDEAL-Leaders/Adam-Edelen.  He joins Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer as the second NewDEAL Leader from Kentucky.

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