Secretary of State
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes Visits Counties Affected by Tornadoes
Today, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is traveling to counties in Eastern Kentucky that were affected by severe weather on March 1. Maryellen Allen, Executive Director of the State Board of Elections, and Noel Caldwell, Director of Business Filings, are accompanying Grimes. In addition to delivering supplies donated by the Secretary of State, State Board of Elections, and Kentucky Registry of Election finance staff members and assisting with relief work, the group is meeting with county clerks and business owners and visiting local schools to assess damage and formulate a plan to help in the long-term recovery.
“Right now, we must ensure that citizens who were impacted by last Friday’s tornadoes have the essentials – food, shelter, clothing – available to them,” said Grimes. “But we are also mindful that assistance will be needed well into the future, as affected Kentuckians work to rebuild their lives.” Grimes explained, “My office is evaluating how we can best assist businesses in reopening their doors, ensure that our county clerks are prepared for upcoming elections, and help restore school systems. My office is prepared to do whatever it can to help our citizens get back on their feet.”