Democratic political consultant Kelly Fero died this afternoon at his home in Austin. Details weren’t immediately available.
Fero was best known as an Austin-based consultant to John Sharp, Tony Sanchez, the late Jim Mattox and many, many others. He was a talented writer, a top-notch researcher, and had a repuation for smashmouth quotes and sharp elbows that earned him strong friends and strong enemies.
He leaves a wife, Mary, two daughters, and three grandchildren.
I never met the man, but I corresponded with him quite a bit via email, and spoke to him on the phone several times. I liked him and respected his work. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Kelly Fero.