Voted! … in Autauga County

My ballot is a done deal! I voted by absentee ballot in Prattville at the Autauga County Courthouse this morning!

When you cast your ballot – whether by absentee or at your polling place – I hope you will vote for me given my 24+ years in the Secretary of State’s office serving all voters in the State of Alabama!

On the Road: (but at home in) Prattville

I enjoyed participating in the Autauga County Republican Party’s candidate forum in Prattville last night at the Doster Center. John Wahl, chair of the ALGOP, was the emcee for the night.

Since Prattville is my home, I saw quite a number of long-time friends … and made some new ones.

I was glad to share again with my fellow residents of Prattville and Autauga County that they have a local guy on the ballot for Secretary of State!

On the Road: Prattville

Okay. Not really “on the road”, since I live in Prattville.

It was good meeting with and speaking to the members of the Autauga County Republican Executive Committee, a group I was once a member of. There were many friends and colleagues in the audience.

In addition to introducing – or reintroducing myself, as the case may be – to those in attendance, I enjoyed talking after the meeting with several individuals who had questions about various election issues.

With Paul Beckman, Chair of the Autauga County Republican Executive Committee

Around Alabama: Hoover, Ider & Flat Rock

I was honored to speak to the Alabama Federation of Republican Woman (AFRW) on Saturday. They were meeting at the Inverness Country Club in Inverness, a neighborhood in Hoover. If you are unfamiliar with Inverness, it’s just south of Birmingham on U.S. Highway 280.

I first spoke to the presidents of various county-level affiliates of the AFRW. In addition to my sharing information about my candidacy for Secretary of State, I discussed photo voter ID with them and answered questions they had on the subject.

With the Presidents of the County AFRW Affiliates

Upon the conclusion of my speaking with the presidents, Britney Garner, president of the AFRW asked me join the treasurers of numerous county-level affiliates of the AFRW. The treasurers wanted to ask me questions about campaign finance reporting under the Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA), Alabama’s campaign finance law.

With the Treasurers of County AFRW Affiliates

I thought this request would be for a short round of questions and answers. However, it became an impromptus class in campaign finance reporting, lasting well over an hour … the kind of service I would provide during my 24+ years on staff at the Secretary of State’s office.

I enjoyed the opportunity to speak with the treasurers and to assist them with their campaign finance concerns.

Exiting I-59 for Sand Mountain

After leaving the AFRW meeting, I drove to DeKalb and Jackson Counties in northeast Alabama, two counties where my mother’s side of our family is from.

At the top of Sand Mountain at Sulphur Springs Gap

I spent time in Ider (DeKalb County) and Flat Rock (Jackson County) before returning home to Prattville.