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)
Warrick County resident Mike Griffin has put his name on the Republican ballot to run for state representative of House District 75.
more than 40 years of experience in the finance industry, Griffin has
developed new business while maintaining existing accounts and
overseeing hundreds of employees.
wants to maintain the tax cuts current House Representative Ron Bacon
put in place during his time in office. His platform also contains
finishing bringing high-speed broadband infrastructure to the District,
driving more funding to teacher pay and continuing to cut government red
tape for more efficiency and protecting the First and Second Amendment
rights of Hoosiers. While in office, Griffin would build on Governor
Holcomb’s agenda of maternal and infant mortality by protecting the
mothers and their unborn. He also believes there is still work to do
when it comes to addressing Indiana’s drug epidemic.
House District 75, includes most of Warrick County and the Southern half of Spencer and Pike counties.
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
information contact Cindy Ledbetter at: