(Posted on the Statesman web site at 6:21 p.m.) Kelly Fero, a well-known Democratic Party political consultant and strategist, was found dead at his North Austin home this afternoon, friends of the family confirmed just a few minutes ago. According to his wife, Fero had not been feeling well recently. No age was given, but the story said that in 2008, he had been 56. * * * * I found Kelly to be someone who enjoyed life immensely. I sat on panels with him, and he always had interesting things to say. We appeared at a TMA event once and he won over the heavily Republican audience with his jokes about being a Democrat. His best known client in Texas was John Sharp, but he was fluent in Spanish and also ran campaigns in Latin America. His death is a huge loss for Democrats, as Kelly was the best consultant they had. The field is not deep.
Stay Informed With Our Daily Email
Get the latest Texas news, politics, and policy.
- Share on Facebook
- Share on Twitter
- Email a link to this page