Several folks have asked me "Why are you running a Republican's re-election campaign? With all of the good Democrats out there, why did you choose a Republican?" My answer remains the same each time. Scott Keller is my City-County Councilor. He has helped my family and now it's my turn to help him.
This week's NUVO magazine has an article about Scott that illustrates why I'm willing to cross the aisle. I do it because I'm proud to work for a Republican politician that gets glowing reviews for his record on LGBT rights - especially in Indiana!
Keller is quick to point to his record, which includes what he feels are some of the Council’s greatest achievements. The smoking ban, Human Rights Ordinance (HRO), Marion County Sheriff’s Department and IPD merger and a Feral Cats Colony Ordinance are all bills Keller co-sponsored that ultimately became law in Marion County.
They were some of the most controversial as well.
For his support of the HRO, Keller received death threats by those who opposed anti-discrimination statues for city/county employees. And the police merger caused him to suffer heavy criticism and accusations from some members of his own party.
“There’s a lot of satisfaction for me in doing something that will really help people in their day to day lives,” Keller says, referring to his record.
More after the jump.