February 10, 2015

The Chairman’s Corner

Feb. 10, 2015

Dear Fellow Republicans,
2014 is in the books. We ended with the Rockport Christmas parade, the Republican Christmas party, the Santa Claus Christmas parade, and the swearing-in ceremony held at the Courthouse on December 26th. Following suit from the rest of 2014, we had great turnouts for the parades and a very nice crowd of about 150 Party faithful at the Christmas party that was held at the new 4-H Community Building in Chrisney. Republicans also dominated the swearing-in ceremony at the Courthouse.

I am looking forward to working with the 2015 municipal candidates and their campaigns. We have a full slate of candidates for Rockport with Mayor Harold Goffinet, Clerk-Treasurer Susie Wetzel Roberts, Council members Connie Hargis, Ferman Yearby III and Bob Mack all seeking another term. Donnie Winkler has filed as the at-large candidate, and Donna Lashley and Jack Morrison have both filed in Ward 2 ensuring a Republican Primary in Rockport.

Deloss Painter and Kenneth Beasley, Jr. have both filed for re-election to the Dale Town Board along with newcomers Aaron Fuller and Donnie Wertman.

We also have a full slate of candidates in Santa Claus. Kelly Greulich has filed for re-election as Santa Claus Clerk-Treasurer along with Board Members Kevin Burke and Seth Windell. John Bowen and Larry Whitlock have also put their name in the hat for Board Members ensuring a Republican Primary in Santa Claus as well since there are only 3 Board seats open.

Pachyderm Club letters are going out soon. If you are already a member, I ask you to renew. If not, I ask you to consider joining with your contribution. Your support is very important to us. Throughout 2015 we will be hosting many functions and activities. We will be providing technical and financial support to our candidates, helping to administer the elections, following our legislators in the General Assembly and providing a range of services to voters. There is no doubt that everyone will have an eye on 2016. We will, as well, while not losing our focus on the government closest to us.

We will hold our traditional Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner on Saturday, April 18, at Santa”’s Lodge. U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon will be one of our featured guests. Many Republican officeholders and Party officials will also be joining us. We hope you will be there, too.

Republican Strong!

Jon Winkler
Jon Winkler, Chair

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