August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014

Greetings Fellow Republicans,
Well folks, the election is less than three months away and our candidates are working hard! They have already attended numerous summer socials, picnics and festivals, and the campaign season is just beginning.

We enjoyed a great time at the SCGOP Sporting Clay Tournament with over twenty shooters participating in the event. Congratulations to our winners Mark Cowans, Brian Stuteville, and Garrett Williams. Also, congratulations to Becky Phillips with the top score for female shooter. Thanks to all who participated and special thanks to Precinct Committeeman Alan Shourds, and to Jerriann Burroughs and Faith Williams who helped with the event.

We had a nice time at the fundraiser for Indiana Senate candidate Mark Messmer at the CLV Recreation Center. State Auditor Suzanne Crouch, State Representative Lloyd Arnold and our local candidates were also in attendance. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a successful one!

We’ve had a change in candidates for County Council, District One, with the withdrawal of Joe Guinto who accepted a job opportunity that requires him to relocate. We hate to lose Joe as a candidate. However, I am happy to announce that Mike Roos has stepped up to the challenge and will be the Republican candidate for County Council, District One, which is made up of Luce, Grass, Jackson and Clay 1. We will be holding a caucus this Saturday, August 16, to replace Joe in the County Council, At-Large, seat which he also had to resign.. Unexpected things happen in life and when one door closes, another always opens. I wish Joe and his family the best in their future. A first for Spencer County is happening this Saturday… a Town Convention in Santa Claus. It seems we have two Town Council seats up for election. Incumbents Mike Johaness and Ron Smith have filed as well as newcomer Sherrill Clark. This situation requires the convening of a Republican Town Convention which has been officially called and will be held upstairs at the Santa Claus American Legion on Saturday, August 16, at 11:00 a.m. I have appointed past County Chairman, and Santa Claus resident, Jeff Lindsey to act as Chairman of the Convention. I sincerely thank Jeff for agreeing to accept this important position.

The Spencer County Fair Sizzlin Summer Fest was well…sizzlin! a very hot and humid afternoon, but it didn’t stop the folks and our candidates from coming. We popped almost 50 pounds of popcorn at the event. That’s a lot of free popcorn! Thanks to our candidates for hanging tough in the heat, and special thanks to Coroner Robert Fuller for making balloon animals and figures for all the children.

Save the date of Thursday, August 21, for the BIG Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic at Mulzer?s Camp, where you will hear from the entire 2014 Republican ticket. Also numerous elected state and local officials will be attending. Don’t miss this Republican event of events!!!

Jon Winkler
Jon Winkler, Chair

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