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: 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: Birmingham

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.

With Deborah Howard, My Campaign Administrator
With Deborah (St. Clair County) and Katelyn Howard (Etowah County)
With an Interested Republican
With J. D. Snoddy, Winston County Circuit Clerk, and His Wife
With an Interested Republican
With Greg Cook, Candidate for Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
With an Interested Republican
Outside the Sheraton

On the Road: Gadsden & Lake View & Florence

In Gadsden yesterday, I met with several Etowah County officials, including Probate Judge Scott Hassell and Chief Administrative Officer Shane Ellison.

With Etowah County Registrar Peggy Davis and Probate Judge Scott Hassell
With Shane Ellison, Chief Administrative Officer for Etowah County

I also met with Peggy Davis, Cathy Ledbetter, and Becky Watson of the Board of Registrars, then Jennifer Cain, who works with absentee voting in the Circuit Clerk’s office.

With the Etowah County Board of Registrars
With Jennifer Cain

Later, I was in Lake View with supporters Vivian and Paul Hunter. Lake View is a small town that straddles the Jefferson County-Tuscaloosa County border.

With Paul and Vivian Hunter of Lake View

I ended the day in Florence, in preparation for meeting Republicans from Lauderdale and Colbert Counties at the Shoals Republican Club gathering this morning.