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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kevin Sell Holds Fundraiser at Olde Fort Pub

L to R, Keith Pryse with Kevin Sell, Carolyn and Chris Smith at the Olde Fort Pub on Tuesday
Campbell County Judge Executive candidate, Kevin Sell, held a fundraiser at the Olde Fort Pub on Wednesday. Sell, who will challenge incumbent Steve Pendery, lost the election in 2010 to Pendery by 169 votes among almost 8,000 votes. The Judge Executive position is the top elected position in the county.

Pendery announced Tuesday that he will seek his 5th 4-year term.

Sell, who received around 40% of the vote in Fort Thomas in 2010, thinks he can do better this year. "I was the only optimistic person in the room in 2010 (after losing by 169 votes). It would have been devastating to lose by 1,000 but that wasn't the case," said Sell. "Every door I knocked on in Fort Thomas treated me great and without prejudice."

Pendery was the mayor of Fort Thomas for 9 years and a councilman for 6.

When asked the main differences on platform between he and Pendery, Sell began to rattle them off, "Against the local sales tax, against tolls for the Brent Spence Bridge. We can do a much better job on heroin and (the Judge Executive) should take on a leadership role there. I'd make that a "day one priority. I'm also against the transfer or nursing beds out of Campbell County."

Sell, a local businessman, also talked about how to keep small business thriving in "land locked" communities like Fort Thomas.

"Campbell County is a good combination of river, road and rail. I care if people live here and work here."

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