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.
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.
This weekend, I enjoyed attending and sponsoring a table at the Alabama Republican Party’s Winter Dinner at the Sheraton in Birmingham. I saw friends and colleagues and met many wonderful Alabama Republicans.