Ivey on hand for GOP headquarters opening

Published 4:26 pm Monday, September 13, 2010

Kay Ivey was the guest of honor Monday afternoon as the Escambia County Republican Party opened its headquarters in downtown Atmore at 103 N. Main St.
Ivey, a candidate for lieutenant governor, along with GOP candidates Heath Jackson, Danny Joyner and Sherry Digmon were on hand for the opening and ribbon cutting.
Jeff Peacock, chairman for the Escambia County Republican Party, greeted the crowd by expressing how well the party is doing.
“I want to thank everyone for coming out today,” Peacock said. “Escambia County’s Republican Party is really gaining a strong presence throughout the county.”
This is the second headquarters that has opened in the county with the first recently opening in Brewton.
Peacock said that this is the first time there has been headquarters in more than 20 years.
“This is actually the second of two headquarters in Escambia County,” he said. “We are excited about this because this is the first time since 1988 that the party has had headquarters, and now we have two.”
Ivey was given the floor following Peacock, so she could speak to the crowd gathered.
The candidate for lieutenant governor said that putting an agenda for the state is an important issue.
“We must put in place an agenda that carries the State of Alabama,” Ivey said. “First, we must protect our families, small businesses and agri-businesses from taxes. Second, high-quality, stable jobs must be created for people to have steady employment, and finally we must corral irresponsible government spending. Using stimulus money to prop up campaign promises must be stopped.”
For more on this story, see Wednesday’s edition of The Atmore Advance.

Kay Ivey, candidate for lieutenant governor, cuts the ribbon at the opening of the Escambia County Republican Party headquarters Monday.|Photo by Chandler Myers

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