How much do you know about the Republican Party?

On July 6, 1854, just after the anniversary of the nation, an anti-slavery state convention was held in Jackson, Michigan. The hot day forced the large crowd outside to a nearby oak grove. At this “Under the Oaks Convention” the first statewide candidates were selected for what would become the Republican Party….(read more)



Cindy Ledbetter, Councilwoman for Warrick County District 1, filed paperwork at the Statehouse in Indianapolis on Wednesday to affirm her candidacy for the District 75 seat in Indiana’s house of Representatives. District 75 encompasses most of Warrick, Southern Pike, and Southwestern Spencer Counties. 

Ms. Ledbetter a nurse practitioner who specializes in mental health, has over 25 years of medical, business, and administrative experience. She has managed both for profit and not for profit businesses and she has had ownership of a small manufucuring firm and a restaurant. 

Ms. Ledbetter is also active in her local community.  In 2015 she worked as a team leader with a local non-profit to raise community awareness to opiate overdose.  Her work as team leader led to Vanderburgh and Warrick County first responders and police officers carrying the life-saving medication Narcan.   In 2016 she traveled to San Antonio Texas as part of a research team with a goal to decrease the mental health population of the Vanderburgh County Jail.  Her jail diversion efforts lead to the development of the Evansville Mental Health Commission.  In 2017 she shifted her focus to Warrick County and in 2018 was elected to serve on the Warrick County Council.  Ms. Ledbetter resides in Newburgh Indiana and has a psychiatric practice in Evansville Indiana.

Ms. Ledbetter reports “I want to be a voice for the people and running for the House District 75 seat gives me a chance to make a difference on a larger scale”  She outlined four main areas of her campaign which include helping rural communities preserve their population and workforce, mental health/substance abuse, education and agriculture.

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Early Voting till Election Day!

If you live in Dale, Grandview, Richland, Rockport or Santa Claus, there’s a municipal election on November 5th. Early voting is now going on.

Early voting is scheduled on select dates from now till Election Day at the Rockport Courthouse and also at the Santa Claus Community Center. The complete schedule of early voting days and hours can be found here:
Link to Calendar.

Not able to make it to the polls? Apply for an Absentee Ballot by downloading this form. The request must be received by the Election Office in Rockport by October 24th.

Who will replace Mike Pence?

Below is the process to replace Gov. Mike Pence on Indiana’s ballot:

Untitled-1According to the Rules of the Indiana Republican State Committee (IRSC), the Chairman is required to call a “State Committee Caucus” of the IRSC for the purpose of electing a candidate to fill the ballot vacancy within 30 days of when the vacancy occurred. This would be a private, closed door meeting for members only of the IRSC. All votes will be cast by secret ballot. A written 10-day notice is required prior to the date of the meeting. All candidates are required to file a written “Declaration of Candidacy” with the Secretary of the IRSC 72 hours prior to the start of the State Committee Caucus.

 There are a total of 22 eligible voters as follows: The District Chair and the District ViceChair of each of the 9 Congressional Districts and the 4 officers of the IRSC. The RNC Committeeman and Committeewoman are not eligible to vote. Each candidate will be allowed 2 minutes for a person to provide an introduction to the State Committee and each Candidate will be allowed 3 minutes to speak before the Caucus in person. A simple majority of those present is required to secured the nomination. In the case of all eligible voters being in attendance, 12 votes would be required to secured the nomination. In the case of multiple candidates, and no one reaches a simple majority, a second ballot would occur after dropping the candidate with the lowest number of votes. Voting would continue until a candidate reaches a simple majority