The annual Scott County Franklin Delano Roosevelt Dinner hosted by the Scott County Democratic Party was held Friday evening, May 17th, at Georgetown College. The event brings together various Democratic and non-partisan groups to provide an opportunity to hear from their Democratic candidates ahead of the primary election on Tuesday.
Former Governor Martha Layne Collins, who was responsible for bringing the largest Toyota plant in the country to Scott County which completely revitalized the community, was the keynote speaker at the annual dinner. She spoke, among other things, about how Frankfort is no longer putting everyday Kentuckians first, and that a change of leadership is needed.
The former governor was introduced at the event by retired U.S. Marine, fighter pilot and former congressional candidate Amy McGrath. McGrath spoke about the importance of having Collins as a female governor to look up to when she was a child, and that along with her mother, who was a doctor, she had great role models who proved that she could do anything.
The crowd also heard from various candidates including Greg Stumbo, who took the opportunity to pump up the crowd and get them excited about the Tuesday primary and the general election in November. He also thanked Governor Martha Layne Collins and Lt. Col. Amy McGrath for their important leadership on behalf of the people of Kentucky.
Stumbo spoke on the opioid crisis, which has affected all communities, including the growing community of Scott County. “I’m running to hold those drug companies accountable. I’ve done it before, I’m fighting them now, and as Attorney General, I’m going to bring them before Kentucky courts to make them pay.” Stumbo assured the crowd in his bid to win his old seat back.