On the Road: Alabaster

I enjoyed participating in the “Politics & Pie – Get out the Vote Rally” held yesterday in Alabaster at Veterans Park. I’m saw many friends and supporters. I appreciated the opportunity to introduce myself to the attendees and share a bit about myself and my campaign to be their next Secretary of State!

On the Road: Rainbow City

I started my Saturday morning in Rainbow City at the breakfast meeting of the Etowah County Republican Party at the Western Sizzlin.

I enjoyed meeting with fellow Republicans and sharing with them information about me and my candidacy for Secretary of State.

I especially enjoyed seeing current and former Etowah County election officials with whom I worked during my 24+ years in the Secretary of states office: Sam Johnson, circuit clerk and absentee election manager, and Sandra Lasseter & Harry Butler, former members of the board of registrars.

On the Road: LaFayette, Wedowee & Heflin

Wednesday, after leaving Beauregard, I traveled north on US431 LaFayette in Chambers County, Wedowee in Randolph County, and Heflin in Cleburne County. I visited friends, campaign supporters, and county election officials with whom I’ve worked over the years. I had a great time seeing everyone!

On the Road: Beauregard

Wednesday, I enjoyed attending community lunch at Providence Baptist Church in Beauregard. Providence is my dad’s (James’) and stepmom’s (Janice’s) church in Lee County. It was great meeting their fellow church members.

Two of those church members stood out in particular: former Probate Judge Hal Smith & Mr Jim Manos.

Judge Smith was my probate judge when I lived in Lee County. He was also in office when I began my work in Alabama election administration 30 years ago.

Mr. Manos is the father of high school friend Jim “Maxx” Manos.

With my Dad, James Packard
With my Stepmom, Janice Packard
With Retired Lee County Probate Judge Hal Smith

Voted! … in Autauga County

My ballot is a done deal! I voted by absentee ballot in Prattville at the Autauga County Courthouse this morning!

When you cast your ballot – whether by absentee or at your polling place – I hope you will vote for me given my 24+ years in the Secretary of State’s office serving all voters in the State of Alabama!

On the Road: Oneonta & Cullman

Tuesday, after I left Pell city, my travels took me to both Oneonta and Cullman, where I visited with friends and supporters of my campaign for Secretary of State.

I especially enjoyed visiting with county election officials with whom I worked during my 24+ years in the Secretary of State’s office. It was great to reminisce with them about the various elections and election issues that we worked on in the past.

While in Oneonta, I had the opportunity to meet and visit with Nathan Kirk, owner of Blount County Tactical. Mr. Kirk is not only a enthusiastic supporter of the Second Amendment, but he’s also a vigorous supporter of the First Amendment – as am I (on both counts).

On the Road: Pell City

I began Tuesday morning in Pell City at WFHK 94.1 FM The River. I was interviewed by Adam and John on that station’s morning show, which was broadcast live to their listeners over the air and as video from the studio on Facebook.

I enjoyed talking with Adam and John and sharing with them and their listeners information about me and my campaign for Secretary of State.