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My meeting with Young

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

I'm sure everyone's heard the old saying about catching lightning in a bottle. Well, that happened to me. After leaving a meeting with Secretary of State John Merrill I walked into another man's office to see if he would talk to me.

After telling a secretary my name and why I was there she walked in and asked him if he wanted to speak to me at that time. He said sure. He came out and I stood face to face shaking hands with Young Boozer. He's another man you can just see the sincerity in his face. We walked into his office and he found out I was from Locust Fork and didn't want me to have to drive back so soon the next day but I said no worries I'll be glad to. He set the meeting up for 1:30.

His lovely assistant State Treasurer Glenda Allred sat in with us as Treasure Boozer explained to me just what the job entails. How he fixed many problems and invested our money. He has, from his investments, grown the offshore gas windfall up from 3 to 4 1/2 billion dollars. He is the most qualified person to ever serve in that office. and I asked him if he thought a person should have a banking background to be state treasure and he gave a great reply that it "should be left up to the voters to decide who the treasure is."

I found Young to be down-to-earth and just a nice man. One thing I found impressive about him he has no intentions of ever using the state treasurer's office for higher gain. And I don't think there's anything wrong with that but he found a job that he loves in Alabama politics and Alabama should love him for his investments with the state's tax dollars.

Chris Peeks

Reporter and Columnist

Alabama Political Contributor

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