Deadbeat Diplomas

Monday, August 1st, 2005

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington

A representative from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security said, “We know terrorists do profit from different things, different charities on the Internet…and this is one of those things you just don’t know who’s on the other side.”

It never ceases to amaze me how criminals continue to grow more creative with [...]

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One Call Made a Difference

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

by Susan Westrom – 79th District

I hope that this illustrates to you how one citizen can make a difference with an e-mail or phone call. Those of us in Frankfort do not hold a monopoly on brains. Many issues are under the radar until attention is drawn to a topic and research and problem-solving are [...]

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Lax Animal Cruelty Laws

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington

Rep. Susan Westrom, 79th District Lexington KY

This is Inca, the newest member of our family.  We adopted her mother Molly in December last year, not knowing that she was going to become a new mother in two months.  Inca is known to friends and family as the “surprise puppy.”  Once we laid [...]

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Family Friendly Lobbyist

Friday, April 1st, 2005

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington
by Susan Westrom

Most people consider jury duty to be as vital as voting when ranking importance of civic duties. It is an obligation that most citizens take seriously, knowing that their future may be dictated by an outcome in court. Many judges already accommodate caregivers; however, this legislation is important because in [...]

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View from the Inside: General Assembly, Duties and Responsibilities

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington

by Susan Westrom – 79th District
I am unable to provide an update on the budget-making process in Frankfort because, as I write this article, we are still in the creation process as we work with the House Republican Leadership. A wind of “cooperation” is quite refreshing on this side of the building [...]

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Leadership and Legislation

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington
by Susan Westrom, 79th District

If you need to reach me in Frankfort, the number is 502-564-8100 and the message line is 1-800-372-7181. I may also be reached at [email protected]

I am always heartened to receive responses from constituents who have read my Chevy Chaser column. Last month you may recall that I [...]

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Majority Leadership control bills to be voted on

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington
by Susan Westrom, 79th District

Make no mistake, Leadership has no control over how legislators do vote on an issue once it is allowed it to come to the chamber floor for a vote.
Rep. Susan Westrom

The best part of a political campaign is going door to door to reconnect with the people.  After [...]

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Every citizen has something to offer and a talent that is special

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington
12/01/2004

If you would like to shadow me in the future, you may call my Frankfort office at 502-564-8100, Ext. 815. Please go online at www.susanwestrom.com to see pictures of those who have been placed in the shadow gallery. It has been a pleasure serving you in Frankfort.

Representative’s Report
by Susan Westrom [...]

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Exercise your right to vote November 2nd

Friday, October 1st, 2004

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington

Please remember that you must register to vote by October 4. If you have recently moved into the area and have not changed your voter registration information, please feel free to contact my office at 859-266-7581.

Believe it or not, when we go to the polls on November 2, 2004, it will [...]

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Kentucky’s Remaining Signature Industry

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004

The Chevy Chaser, Lexington

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has been provided a perfectly groomed ‘national park’ [Kentucky Horse Park] which draws tourists by the busload, at no cost to taxpayers, because our showcase farms have so much pride in the natural beauty of Kentucky. How fortunate for us, and yet, not surprisingly, we have never even [...]

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