On Nov. 8, citizens across Kentucky will decide the direction this commonwealth will go and the team that will chart its course.
As someone who understands the struggles many have endured to be heard on Election Day and who has a plan on how we can move Kentucky forward, I ask for your vote.
With my grandmothers by my side, I filed my paperwork for secretary of state because we need someone who can: (1) unite Kentuckians; (2) fight for those whose voices aren't often heard; and (3) help put our citizens back to work.
As we watch what happens in Washington, we are tired of empty sound bites and scare tactics. We want, need and deserve to have leaders with sound solutions.
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As a business attorney, I have worked with the office of secretary of state for years and thoroughly understand the laws regarding voting, elections and business and how we need to update them.
I bring a fresh approach that will modernize the office and I am the only candidate who has a plan — known as "Kentucky First," which is set forth in my "Grimes Goals" (Alison2011.com) — that will help create jobs by educating local businesses regarding the process of obtaining state contracts, so our tax dollars don't flow out of state.
As Kentucky's next secretary of state, I will put Kentucky first and let everyone know, Kentucky is open for business. Because as my grandmother says, "Government should either help create jobs or get out of the way."