I’m not entirely sure how this helps Democratic State Rep. Kelda Roys, given the belief by many in Milwaukee County that Chris Abele is basically “Scott Walker Lite,” but earlier this week Kelda Roys announced her candidacy to succeed Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the 2nd Congressional district has been endorsed by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.
Here’s Abele’s statement endorsing Roys:
“Wisconsin has a unique opportunity to send an exceptional leader to Congress, Kelda Helen Roys,” said Abele. “Kelda has been a true advocate for the role of the arts in economic development and education. Kelda has been a leader when it comes to protecting Wisconsin’s environment. And, Kelda has always been a champion for marriage equality and human rights. Kelda isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo – she’ll shake things up in Washington and fight for what matters. That’s why I’m proud to support Kelda for Congress.”
In her accompanying statement, State Rep. Roys cited Abele’s “focus on solutions – based on principle and free of politics” as the style of representation she’d bring to Washington, D.C. as a member of Congress.
There’s no denying Kelda Roys is as progressive as any elected official in Wisconsin, but I can’t help but wonder if she supports the “focus on solutions – based on principle” that has made County Executive Abele such a revered figure among Milwaukee County’s employees.