2007 Short Session

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

I feel as though I have been living in a cave for the past three and one-half months as the General Assembly met in Frankfort for the “short session” of thirty days.  Originally, this short session was designed to deal with legislation passed during the previous year found to have unintended consequences, and to minimize [...]

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Online purchased fraudulent medical diplomas

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Chevy Chaser Magazine By Susan Westrom, State Representative Many of you read the Lexington Herald-Leader or watched the news in the beginning of October when the headline topic dealt with three “so-called” physicians who were practicing medicine in Kentucky with fraudulent diplomas all received from the same institution.  An 18-year-old woman died in anguish under [...]

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Career change

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Chevy Chaser By Rep. Susan Westrom How timely for me to be able to write about a topic that I really enjoy — real estate!  Many of you may remember that I began my legislative career after being an advocate for a nonprofit child care agency in Frankfort and Washington.  My professional experience made my [...]

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2006 Legislative Survey update

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Chevy Chaser Magazine by Rep. Susan Westrom To those of you who responded to my 2006 Legislative Survey, I promised I would give a full update of the results in the May issue of the Chevy Chaser Magazine.  I want to first thank all of my constituents who took the time to give me their [...]

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2006 Survey Results Overview

Monday, May 1st, 2006

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington Rep. Susan Westrom To those of you who responded to my 2006 Legislative Survey, I promised I would give a full update of the results in the May issue of the Chevy Chaser Magazine. I want to first thank all of my constituents who took the time to give me their [...]

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Preventing the Worst-Case Scenario

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington By Susan Westrom Lexington, KY, 79th District It seems that every week we learn of a new way for our children to chemically destroy their minds or lose their lives. Recently, reports came out about children inhaling compressed air sold in spray cans used to clean computer keyboards. Tragically, sometimes the [...]

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Caring For All of Our “Children”

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington By Susan Westrom State Representative for the 79th District In December, I usually choose to write about the typical holiday family topics; however, since I received such an overwhelming response to my article about animal cruelty, I thought I would compare America’s pets to Kentucky’s children. I will share statistics I [...]

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Looking Ahead to January 2006

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington By Susan Westrom State Representative for the 79th District By the time you read this, we will be one month closer to our 2006 General Assembly regular session. Many people do not know that productive legislators begin preparing well in advance of the opening day of session. Although we spend the [...]

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Critical Preparation

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington Rep. Susan Westrom, 79th District Lexington KY You can arrange a day to shadow me [in Frankfort] by calling Jennifer Lyons at my Frankfort office (502-564-8100, Extension 826). –Rep. Westrom I recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where I attended a conference for new committee officers of the National [...]

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September 2005 Committee Assignments

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Chevy Chaser Magazine, Rep. Susan Westrom, 79th District Lexington KY I believe that true professionals strive to be at the top of their game by expanding their knowledge base whenever the opportunity arises. –Rep. Westrom This month I will update you on the committees on which I serve at the state and national levels.  In [...]

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