By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • email@example.com
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill was in town to visit the new DeKalb County Republican Headquarters, located at 3700 North Gault Ave. in Fort Payne, and to speak to the DeKalb County Republican Women meeting on Monday, July 27.
Merrill addressed the concerns of COVID-19 and updated the continuing efforts to eliminate voter fraud.
At the meeting, Republican candidates for the upcoming municipal elections had the opportunity to introduce themselves and tell about their election platform.
Fort Payne had two candidates that will be running for the Fort Payne City Council at-large, Celeste Ragan and John Smith.
Rainsville was represented by incumbent Rainsville Councilmember Marshall Stiefel who will be running for Place 3. Newcomers Scotty Combs (place 2) and Steven Fleming (place 1) also addressed the crowd.