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I read recently the editorial calling for State Auditor Troy Kelley to step down. I disagree.

We live in a country where a person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty — that is guilty in a court of law, not in the press, not in eyes of some legislators.

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I do not know if Troy Kelley is guilty of anything. I do know that after a very expensive prosecution, upwards of $10 million according to some reports, he was not convicted of anything and was acquitted of one of the serious charges. I can only imagine the devastation both to his family and his pocketbook resulting from such a failed effort. He has announced he is not running for re-election.

Under these circumstances, if I were Kelley, I would ignore the call of those politicians who, while repeatedly ignoring their own constitutional duty to educate our children, want him to quit the office to which he was freely elected.

Fred Finn, Olympia