HERCULES -- Calling himself an "open book," Hercules City Council candidate Bill Kelly has submitted a packet of employment reviews, job references, college records and letters of recommendation to this newspaper for public review.
"The lead plank of my campaign platform is, 'I want Hercules to operate the most open government in California,'" the attorney and former San Francisco police officer said in an email to this newspaper. "Releasing this information voluntarily is simply 'putting my money where my mouth is.'"
"My hope is that this is one more way we can keep this campaign focused on the real issues," Kelly continued. "The point I am making is that Bill Kelly is an open book!"
Kelly is one of seven candidates for three Hercules council seats in the Nov. 6 election. The others are incumbents Gerard Boulanger, Dan Romero and William Wilkins, and challengers Sherry McCoy, Hector Rubio and Phil Simmons.
In 2010, Kelly fell just short of winning a seat on the Rodeo-Hercules Fire District board, placing fourth in a seven-person contest for three seats.
Kelly's credentials packet includes references from his gigs with the police department, juvenile court, state Court of Appeal, Department of Parking and Traffic, and Hyatt Regency Hotel, all in San Francisco, and a San Rafael law firm. He also includes recommendations from a municipal court judge, a former police officer and a City College of San Francisco official, and a
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