Friday, July 17, 2009

NOT THAT KEVIN KELLEY

Posted By on Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 3:14 PM

ea40/1247858159-theotherkelley.jpgCleveland's Ward 16 Councilman Kevin Kelley is one of the few members who's running unopposed this year. If he were he'd be spending a lot of money on billboards and flyers proclaiming, "I'm not that Kevin Kelley!"

"Thank God," he says. Doesn't Kelley — Council's majority whip — mean "Thank Council President Marty Sweeney?"

He laughs. But no. "With all the troubles that are befalling that other Kevin Kelley" — federal corruption target and former county IT nerd J. Kevin Kelley, who investigators allege was chief bagman for county commissioner Jimmy Dimora and auditor Frankie Russo — "this is the year i needed it to work out this way." — Dan Harkins

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