As an attorney in Waterville, and one who does a fair amount of criminal defense work, it might not seem logical that I support Alan Kelley for district attorney of Kennebec and Somerset counties.

Over the past 25 years, however, I have had hundreds of occasions to have discussions, negotiate, argue and do battle with Kelley on criminal matters of all kinds. I have disagreed with Kelley many times and occasionally have been quite upset with him, but I have never lost respect for him.

I and many others in law enforcement believe Kelley is one of the best trial lawyers in the state.

I am sure Maeghan Maloney has the best of intentions, but when we choose a district attorney, experience is essential. I believe Kelley is best choice for district attorney.

John O’Donnell


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