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).
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.
Tuesday (1/18/2022) was a great day, filled with visits with great Republicans in Talladega, St. Clair, and Jackson Counties. My message and agenda items are resonating with people and they (the people) have been showing a lot of support for my candidacy.
The day started with my traveling to Talladega County to drop off campaign materials with the county Republican Party and a passionate supporter.
In St. Clair County, my long-time friend and elections administration colleague, Deborah Howard, continues to assist me. I’m very appreciative of her efforts. If you need help with any election-related issues in St. Clair County, she can help you!
I provided Deborah campaign materials as well and then met various people at both the Pell City and Ashville courthouses. I thank Ken Crowe, county Revenue Commissioner, and Deborah for showing me around.
I met with members of the Jackson County Republican Party at Cattle Stampede Steakhouse in Scottsboro. I enjoyed talking to them one-on-one and then speaking to the group as a whole, especially when answering their questions about Alabama election law and procedures.
I appreciate that my cousin, Pamela Norton of Ider, joined me at the meeting. (Yes, I’m aware that Ider is in DeKalb County! But she lives near and works in Scottsboro and has shown tremendous support for my campaign!)
At the Jackson County meeting, I was able to spend time and catch up with a couple of the county’s election officials, with whom I’ve worked for years: Bart Buchanan, Circuit Clerk and Absentee Election Manager; and Kathy Thompson, a member of the Board of Registrars. Since I have usually interacted with county election officials over the phone, it’s great when I can see them in-person!
I’m looking forward to upcoming visits in many other of Alabama’s great counties.