Throughout the state, people have talked with me about jobs, the economy, and the tough decisions they are making at the dinner table. Simply put - many of our fellow Kentuckians continue to need help.
I have listened to our County Clerks discuss ways we can improve our election processes. I have listened to veterans express their concerns about wounded colleagues needing greater access to the polls. I have heard from domestic violence victims who want greater protection when casting their vote. I have listened to teachers discuss how we can better reach our young people and engage them in the political process. I have talked with small business owners and some of Kentucky's largest employers on how we can attract more jobs to Kentucky by making the Secretary of State's office more business friendly.
I've listened, I've learned, and with your help, I will lead by bringing a fresh approach to the Office of Secretary of State.
As an attorney, I've worked with the Secretary of State office for years. I have a strong understanding of how the office works and what we can do to improve it. My friends, it's time for a fresh approach with bold ideas.
This campaign is based on solid solutions from all across the Commonwealth and these goals will not only address the concerns I've heard from my fellow citizens, but also my plan for how we can put Kentucky and its citizens back to work!
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As our State's motto says: united we stand, divided we fall and together, I am confident we can move Kentucky and its citizens forward.
A native Kentuckian, Alison was born in Maysville. Arriving three months earlier than expected, Alison had to fight to survive spending nearly two months in the neonatal unit at Central Baptist Hospital. Alison currently lives with her husband Andrew and their dog, Nala, in downtown Lexington.
From an early age, Alison demonstrated her capacity to lead and serve others, whether it be serving as President of her high school, President of the Chi Omega Fraternity, or trustee to the Board of Directors at Rhodes College.
After working her way through and graduating from Rhodes College, Alison expanded upon her political science degree by attending American University, Washington College of Law where she served as Vice President of the Moot Court Honor Society and graduated with honors.
Upon graduating cum laude from Washington College of Law, Alison returned to Kentucky to practice with Stoll Keenon Ogden. As a member of the firm's business litigation group Alison's work includes assisting clients in creating jobs here in Kentucky.
For the past two years, Alison has served as President of the Women Lawyers' Association of the Fayette County Bar.
Alison continues to give back to her community and those in need by volunteering at the Salvation Army and serving as a member of the Board of Directors for God's Pantry Food Bank, an organization dedicated to eradicating hunger in Kentucky. Additionally, Alison volunteers with Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, serves as a Director of the Historic Woodward Heights Neighborhood Association, is member of the Kiwanis Club of Lexington, the Women's Network, and works closely with the youth of Kentucky, advising the Chi Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity at Transylvania University.
Alison has maintained her belief in public service at both the local and state level, serving as a Precinct Officer for the 75th Legislative District and a DNC Rules Committee member.
While in Washington, D.C., Alison was awarded the Ben Cotton Fellowship, allowing her the opportunity to work with the National Kidney Foundation. During that time, Alison focused on local and federal health care initiatives such as the Organ and Bone Marrow Donor Leave Act. Her successful efforts were recently honored with the 2010 Fayette County Bar Association's Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, bestowed upon her for distinguished and incomparable volunteer service.
Over the past several months, I have traveled across the Commonwealth, listening, learning, and leading.
From the beginning of this race, I wanted to speak with my fellow Kentuckians across the state in order to better understand their concerns with the Office of Secretary of State and the Commonwealth. Throughout the state, people have talked with me about jobs, the economy, and the tough decisions they are making at the dinner table. Simply put - many of our fellow Kentuckians continue to need help.
Source: alison2011.com/goals (09/11/2011)
Alison will create jobs by recruiting employers and small businesses to come to Kentucky.
Alison will help small businesses and non-profits by modernizing the office, offering online support and simplifying the registration process.
Source: alison2011.com/issues (09/11/2011)
Alison will work with students, school employees, teachers and our county clerks to increase participation in the election process.
Alison will preserve and promote every vote. She will increase access for veterans and add protection for seniors and victims of violence.