Grimes said the time has come for a new generation to lead the state, and that she wants to bring her experience as an attorney to Frankfort as the new Secretary of State. She is running in the primary against fellow Democrat Elaine Walker, who was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to fill the remainder of Trey Grayson’s term.
“As we have traveled around, obviously the economy has been of concern for a lot of people,” Grimes said.
She said her focus is going to be on making sure all the elections in the commonwealth are carried out fairly and efficiently, and that she will work to make sure veterans and victims of domestic abuse can easily cast their ballots.
“Veterans here in our state and the educators, people want to make their voices heard at the ballot box,” Grimes said.
Grimes said she’s confident she can win against Walker, adding that she has received support from House Speaker Greg Stumbo, State Senator Julian Carroll and Eight District State Representative John Tilley, among others.