I enjoyed speaking to DeKalb County Republicans at their monthly breakfast Saturday. I especially appreciate the gentleman from Ider who approached me and shared that he graduated from Ider High School with Nelda Norton, my mom.
Since my mom’s side of the family is in DeKalb County (and Jackson County next door), I always enjoy visiting there. Last night was no exception, as I met with the Republican Women of DeKalb County in Fort Payne at DeSoto Golf Course. I enjoyed talking with the members and then visiting at the end of the meeting. I met a few people who know my family in Ider, Henagar, and Flat Rock. I especially appreciated one gentleman’s memories of my aunt. [Edited 3/30/2022 to reflect that this gentleman actually remembered one of my aunts rather than my mom.]
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.
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.
I saw a few DeKalb County election officials that I know: Probate Judge Ronnie Osbourn and 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.
It’s always good to see patriotism around and about.
I wrapped up meeting with the Circuit Clerks in Guntersville early this morning. I always appreciate time spent with those colleagues and friends.
I met with Michael Johnson (Revenue Commissioner), Don Milligan (chair of the Board of Registrars) and Judge Andrea LeCroy (Probate Judge), all of Marshall County.
From there, I travelled to Scottsboro to meet with various elected officials in Jackson County – including Probate Judge Victor Manning and Circuit Clerk Bart Buchanan – and their staff.
Afterward, I made my way to Fort Payne, where I met various DeKalb County elected officials and their staff.
I ended the night in Pell City with the St. Clair County Young Republicans at the Pell City Steak House.