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Byline: Owen Covington
Nov. 1--Melinda Wheeler's campaign won't end on Tuesday if she is elected as Kentucky's next state treasurer.
The Scott County Republican who formerly headed the state's court system believes a victory on Election Day will be just the beginning of her push to have the office removed from the state's constitution.
"I think me getting elected pretty much says to the people of Kentucky that we need to get rid of this," Wheeler said during a recent interview. "I'll continue to campaign for the abolition of the office, just like I'm doing now."
Wheeler's platform isn't new to Kentucky, and it does follow some other states that have done away with having a treasurer elected directly by the people every four years.
Not all states have directly elected treasurers, but few have made the position a political appointee or removed all public input from a treasurer's selection.
"We're very strong proponents of elected state treasurers and we feel that it's most important that the person be held accountable to …