Mary Jo Kaiser, Political Director Dottie Thomas, Vice Chairman Lon Walters, Secretary Also see: President Donald J. Trump Is Fulfilling His Promise to Rebuild Our Nation’s Military and Support Our Troops Our Best Days Are Yet to Come Candidates for precinct committeeman must be a Qualified Elector of the precinct and a Qualified Primary Republican (or obtain authorization from the County Chairman). Candidates for precinct committeeman must file a CAN-37 form with the county clerk between Wednesday January 8, 2020 and noon Friday, February 7, 2020. Form CAN-37 can be found on the Secretary of State Election Division’s Candidate Information web page. Republican State Convention Delegate Candidates must be a resident of the Election District and a Qualified Primary Republican. A declaration of candidacy for election as a state convention delegate (form CAN-37) must be filed with the county election board no earlier than January 8, 2020 and no later than noon February 7, 2020. All delegates will be assessed a $100 fee payable to the Indiana Republican State Committee to help defer State Convention costs.Contact VCRP Political Director Mary Jo Kaiser at [email protected] or 812-425-8207 for more information. VCRP Central Committee Meeting – Wednesday, January 8, 2020 “On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Christ with prayer, feasting, and great merriment. But, most of all, we experience it in our hearts. For, more than just a day, Christmas is a state of mind. It is found throughout the year whenever faith overcomes doubt, hope conquers despair, and love triumphs over hate. It is present when men of any creed bring love and understanding to the hearts of their fellow man. . . . And it is reflected in the brilliant colors, joyful sounds, and beauty of the winter season.” -Ronald Reagan (1981) Vanderburgh County Republican PartyCentral Committee: Wayne Parke, Chairman Time: 3:30 PM January 11, 2020 (9:15 am)Meet Your Legislators Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearThe best gift one can hope for this Christmas is to spend time together with family and friends. As you celebrate this special season, may your heart be filled with joy and peace. I hope these holiday blessings linger in your home and stay with you throughout the year.Here’s to a season filled with warmth, comfort and good cheer! Please enjoy the holiday season, and thank you for your support and prayers. January 8, 2020 First day to file a Declaration of Candidacy for 2020 Primary Wednesday, January 8, 2020 is the first day a declaration of candidacy for major political party primary nomination (or election as a Republican Party precinct committeeman, or state convention delegate of either major party at the primary) may be filed. Refer to the Indiana Secretary of State Election Division’s Candidate Information web page for candidate forms and additional information. CNBC this year ranked Indiana’s infrastructure as the best in America. And that’s because of major investments – including $612 million in Community Crossings matching grants for local roads, and a record year for road construction as part of Governor Holcomb’s 20-year, fully-funded infrastructure plan.We passed another honestly-balanced budget and maintained our AAA credit rating – leading the way for fiscal responsibility at the Statehouse.Governor Holcomb signed into law a phase-out of income taxes on our veterans’ military pensions. This new law will work to attract and retain patriotic military veterans as part of our state’s workforce!Governor Holcomb and Lt. Governor Crouch this year led the state’s largest investment in broadband infrastructure in Indiana history, with $100 million going toward connecting unserved Hoosiers with access to affordable, high-speech internet.Indiana provided a historic increase in K-12 education funding in the state’s 2019-2020 biennial budget – with $763 million in additional funds this year…and $1.6 billion in increased funds since 2017! This includes a $150 million payoff of teacher pensions liability, which is putting more money in teacher paychecks.Thousands more Hoosiers are getting skilled-up to fill high-wage jobs – whether that’s through programs like Next Level Jobs or The Last Mile.Fewer Hoosiers are dying from the drug epidemic, and Indiana’s infant mortality rate is dropping. In fact, overdose deaths are down 12.9% across Indiana!Indiana’s economy keeps on growing! Our unemployment rate remains below the nation’s and below all of our neighboring states, while we’ve seen wage growth of 4%! VCRP Monthly Breakfast – Saturday, January 18, 2020Time: 7:30 AM- 9:00 AM Kevin Harrison, Editor Visit the Vanderburgh GOP EVENTSpage for daily updates. Date: January 13, 2020 Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex 1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville Mark Your calendar CLICK on event for more information Time: 5:30 PM Looking ahead to 2020: Season’s greetings to you and your familyFrom home to home, heart to heart, and one place to another, the warmth and joy of Christmas brings us closer together. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family this Christmas, and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve our community. Stay in touch with GOP legislators representing our area (click links below): County Commissioners January 1, 2020 (Noon)Inauguration of City Officials Make sure you add [email protected] to your address book so we’ll be sure to land in your inbox! January 18, 2020 VCRP Monthly Breakfast I hope the new year brings you many opportunities and happiness. Enjoy the holiday season, and remember to rest and give thanks for our many blessings.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! For more information visit Time: 11:30 AMLocation: GOP Headquarters815 John Street, EvansvilleMeetings are open to all Vanderburgh County Precinct Committeemen Location: Board Room, EVSC Administration Building 951 Walnut St., EvansvilleFor more information visit the Board of School Trustees web page. Farley Smith, Treasurer First day to declare candidacy for 2020 Primary Election is Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Paid for by the Vanderburgh County Republican Party, Farley Smith, Treasurer January 14, 2020 (3:00 pm)County Commission Meeting Visit www.vanderburghgop.com From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!-Eric Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex 1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville EVSC Board of School Trustees Meeting- County Council Meeting- Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 State Senator Jim Tomes, District 49 State Senator Vaneta Becker, District 50 State Representative Matt Hostettler, District 64State Representative Wendy McNamara, District 76State Representative Holli Sullivan, District 78 United States Senator Mike BraunUnited States Senator Todd YoungCongressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (Indiana 8th District) Time: 3:00 PM scvasvasvasv I hope that you are as blessed as I am and get to do the same this holiday season. I am so grateful to be spending Christmas with family and friends in Indiana. It is a truly special time of year and I wouldn’t want to spend it any other way. For more information visitCounty Council News and Upcoming Events for December 24, HAPPRNIMGS AT THE VANDERBURGHFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail President Donald J. Trump Has Secured Critical Funding to Strengthen Our National Defense and Secure Our Borders : President Donald J. Trump is signing funding legislation that provides vital support for our military, maintains funding we need to enforce our immigration laws, secure our borders, and build the wall. President Trump has also secured important funding for programs that will further Administration priorities.Learn more here. Happy Holidays from Mayor Lloyd Winnecke January 8, 2020 (3:30 pm)County Council Meeting Inauguration Ceremony – New Year’s Day 2020 Meet Your Legislators – Saturday, January 11, 2020Time: 9:15 AM (doors open at 9:00 AM)Location:Central Library- Browning Rooms200 SE ML King BLVD, EvansvilleLocal state legislators are invited to make themselves available to answer questions on the second Saturday of each month during each legislative session.This is the first of three scheduled meetings for 2020. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Southwestern Indiana Governor Holcomb is all about results. And in 2019, Governor Holcomb delivered results in a big way for all Hoosiers. Here’s just a few of his 2019 accomplishments: Event: Inauguration of City OfficialsDate: Wednesday, January 1, 2020Time: NoonLocation:Victory Theatre600 Main St,, EvansvilleReception with Light Refreshments Following.Get Event Flyer If you have any questions, contact Mary Jo Kaiser, VCRP Political Director, at [email protected] January 31, 2020Congress of Counties January 13, 2020 (5:30 pm)EVSC Board of Trustees Meeting Staying Connected Through the 2020 Session (from 12/20/19 post)On Jan. 6, the Indiana General Assembly will reconvene for the 2020 legislative session, and there are a number of ways for you to stay involved in the process.Throughout session, legislators hear testimony from industry experts and stakeholders from around the state, but one of the most valuable assets is constituent input. The easiest way to have your voice heard is through your senator’s legislative survey, which you can complete online or through the mail. These surveys cover a wide range of topics, and the information gained is taken into account when it comes time to vote on legislation. Along with the survey, there are many other ways you can stay informed and voice your opinion during the legislative session. Be sure to sign up to receive your senator’s e-newsletters, which are sent weekly and provide a brief update on the topics being discussed. You can sign up by finding your senator’s page here.You can also visit iga.in.gov to track legislation and stream committee meetings.The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus also provides updates through our various social media platforms. Feel free to like or follow us on the following sites:* Twitter: INSenateGOP* Facebook: Indiana Senate GOP* Instagram: INSenateRepublicansBe sure to stay informed and have your voice heard as the General Assembly works to make Indiana an even better place to live and work. For more information on the 2020 session, click here. 2019: A Year of Results (from the 12/20/19 Party Line Newsletter) Location: C.K. Newsome Center , Room 118A-B100 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713 For more information contact Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207 or email [email protected] Wishing you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. -Mayor Lloyd Winnecke Merry Christmas from the Holcomb Family! County Commission Meeting- Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 The VCRP is looking for good Republican candidates for the following political offices:State Rep District #77County CoronerCounty SurveyorCounty Commissioner District #1County Commissioner District # 3If you or someone you know is interested in running for one of these offices, please contact Chairman Wayne Parke to discuss the office and how to go about filing for the position should you decide to run. Chairman Parke can be reached at 812-455-1685 or via Email at [email protected] . for more info. Thank you. or (812) 425-8207.