Governor to focus on Economic Development & Homeland Security
Frankfort, KY: Governor Ernie Fletcher and First Lady Glenna Fletcher departed for New Orleans today for the 2004 Republican Governors’ Association Annual Conference.
During the conference, Governor Fletcher will be participating in important sessions pertaining to economic development and homeland security.
“My priority for this trip is to gather information and work on issues that truly affect Kentucky families,” said Governor Fletcher. “I want to bring home ideas and concepts that will facilitate in making Kentucky a safer, more prosperous place to live, work, and raise families.”
The homeland security discussion will be lead by Homeland Security Department Secretary Tom Ridge. Secretary Ridge was recently in Kentucky, where he noted Governor Fletcher’s Office for Homeland Security is a model for other states to emulate.
“I look forward to working more with Secretary Ridge this week on how to make Kentucky as safe and secure as possible,” added Governor Fletcher.
The conference will also feature two public sessions, on politics and one on policy. The sessions will feature Ken Mehlman, campaign manager of Bush-Cheney ’04, as well as a political roundtable with William Kristol of Weekly Standard, Margaret Carlson of Time, Kate O’Beirne of National Review, and Chuck Todd of Hotline.
Governor Fletcher’s Senior Advisor Daniel Groves is accompanying the Governor and First Lady on the trip. All costs associated with the event will be paid for by the Republican Party of Kentucky. The conference concludes Friday.