On the Road: Gadsden

As a retired state employee, I enjoyed attending the District 20 meeting of the Alabama Retired State Employees Association in Gadsden at the The University of Alabama Gadsden Center. District covers Etowah, DeKalb, and Cherokee Counties.

It was great meeting fellow retired state employees, especially a few from DeKalb County. DeKalb County is where my mother was from and where most of her side of the family still lives.

I spoke to the group about absentee voting procedures, in general, and recent changes in those procedures, in particular.

On the Road: Chambers, DeKalb & Jackson Counties

Yesterday, I spent time campaigning in northeast Alabama and east Alabama, including Jackson, DeKalb, Cherokee, Cleburne, Randolph, and Chambers Counties. I am blessed to have the opportunity to visit so many of the great and beautiful places in Alabama.

My mom’s alma mater.
Just outside Ider
It’s not Called Flat Rock for No Reason
It’s not Called Flat Rock for No Reason
Time to Turn around on US72
Location, Location, Location
Chambers County Courthouse

On the Road: Fort Payne

I enjoyed starting Saturday in Fort Payne, the county seat of DeKalb County. Ever since I was a youngster spending time at my grandfather’s house on Sand Mountain, I liked mornings up that way.

DeKalb County Republicans

I spent time with – and had the opportunity to speak to – DeKalb County Republicans at Cattle Stampede Steakhouse. Time was limited, so I wasn’t able to entertain questions. I will be back there though on April 9th, and we should have time for that then.

Cattle Stampede Steakhouse

I saw a few DeKalb County election officials that I know: Probate Judge Ronnie Osbourn and Donna Pate of the Board of Registrars.

With Probate Judge Ronnie Osbourn
With Donna Pate of the Board of Registrars

The remainder of the morning and the afternoon was spent distributing campaign materials in Ider – atop Sand Mountain and where my mom grew up – and various counties: Cherokee, Clay, Coosa, Elmore.

Ider High School
Cherokee County Courthouse
Clay County Courthouse

It’s always good to see patriotism around and about.