Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Will Steve Gold run?

I say: DO IT!

The Henderson Gleaner reported this morning that Steve will be deciding in the next week.
Local attorney Steven R. Gold said he expects to decide in a week or so whether to become the first Hendersonian in more than 30 years to seek statewide office by running for state treasurer.[...]

Gold, 33, said he is "humbled" to have been asked by a number of fellow young Democrats around the state to seek the office.

But he hasn't decided whether to run. "I'm still weighing it," he said. "A statewide race would mean time away from Henderson and time away from my family."

"Having a young child and my wife (Holly) being from Henderson, Henderson is where our roots are," Gold said. "Any decision to uproot should not be taken lightly."

Current Treasurer Jonathan Miller, who plans to seek the Democratic nomination for governor, has raised the profile of the state treasurer's office, making it more attractive than it has been traditionally.

Indeed, Gold said it was Miller who perhaps unknowingly triggered the possible candidacy when he playfully pinned a "Gold for Treasurer" pin on him in early 2004, after Gold served two months as interim chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party.

Although this would be his first race for public office, Gold is a veteran of politics.

He served as president of the Kentucky Young Democrats in 1997-98 and since 2000 has served on the state Central Executive Committee, the governing body of the Democratic Party.

Those roles, in addition to his temporary chairmanship of the state party, has made him familiar to Democratic politicians and supporters around the state, if not to average voters.
I think it's time we put Gold in the Treasury.

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