Central Committee:
Wayne Parke, Chairman
Mary Jo Kaiser, Political Director
Dottie Thomas, Vice Chairman
Lon Walters, Secretary
Farley Smith, Treasurer
Kevin Harrison, Editor
News and Upcoming Events Tuesday, March 12, 2019


 2019 Vanderburgh County Lincoln Day Dinner
The Vanderburgh County Republican Party invites you to join us as we celebrate our freedom.
When: Thursday March 21, 2019
             3810 Stringtown Rd., Evansville
Keynote Speaker:   United States Senator Mike Braun
Special Guests & Speakers: 
  Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch
  8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon
  Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke
Doors Open: 5:30 pm
   Reception: 5:30 – 6:30pm
        Dinner: 6:45 pm
 Single ticket price is $100 dinner <> $150 dinner & reception.
Sponsorship Levels:
    Lincoln $5000 <> Reagan $2500 <> Chairman $1200
 Please RSVP  by March 18, 2019
 Contact Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207 or

VCRP Monthly Breakfast

Saturday March 16, 2019
Where: C.K. Newsome Center , Room 118A-B
             100 Walnut Street,
             Evansville, IN 47713
7:30 – Doors Open (Complimentary Continental Breakfast)
8:00 – Program


Guest Speakers:
City Councilman (W-5) Justin Elpers, candidate for Re-Election
Ron Beane, candidate for City Council At-Large 
David Christmas, candidate for City Council At-Large  
   > Chairman Parke provides update on political happenings
9:00- Adjourn
 Let us know if you plan on attending. 
 Contact Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207 for more information.

Ron Beane for City Council At-Large Fundraiser 
Date: Friday March 15, 2019
Time: 5:00pm
230 Main Street, Evansville
Join us Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Comfort by the Cross-Eyed Cricket for a fundraiser to kick off the


$50 Per Person
Platinum Sponsor: $1000
Gold Sponsor: $500
Silver Sponsor: $250

{Cash Bar}

 RSVP by March 8, 2019 to

Brought to you by the Committee to Elect Ron Beane.
Paid for and authorized by the Committee to Elect Ron Beane, Dan Beane Treasurer.
Click on Flyer to Print

     Tim O’Brien for City Council :
    Luck of the Irish Fundraiser   
     Date: Sunday March 17, 2019
     Time: 2PM – 5PM
 1121 Washington Square, Evansville
Join us Sunday, March 17, 2019 at KC’s Timeout Lounge for a Luck of the Irish Fundraiser in support
 Tim O’Brien for City Council 
Tickets available at $50 Per Person
Host Sponsorship Levels:
Platinum : $1000
      Gold : $500
     Silver : $250
 For more information contact: or call 812-449-6644 
Paid for and authorized by the Committee to Elect Tim O’Brien.
Click on Flyer to Print

Chairman Parke’s supported Primary Candidates
                 Mayor- Lloyd Winnecke
City Clerk – OPEN
City Council Ward 1 – Timothy O’Brien
City Council Ward 2 – Natalie Rascher
City Council Ward 3 – Stephen Melcher
City Council Ward 4 – Archie Carter
City Council Ward 5 – Justin Elpers
City Council Ward 6 – Paul Abramson
City Council At-Large (Choose 3) :
Ron Beane 
David Christmas 
Zane Clodfelter
Vist the Candidateswebpage to learn more about our candidates, and how to get in contact with their campaigns.
Early Voting (Absentee In-Person) begins at the Vanderburgh County Election Office on
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 !
 The first day that a voter may vote an absentee ballot for the 2019 Primary Election is Tuesday April 9, 2019. All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day. Early voting at the Election Office will be 8:00 am – 4:00 pm weekdays starting Tuesday April 9 and conclude at Noon on Monday May 6, 2019. 
If you have any questions, please call the Election Office at 812-435-5122. The Vanderburgh County Election Office is located at :
1 NW ML King Jr. BLVD
Evansville, IN

Voter registration ends April 8, 2019.
Voter Registration for the 2019 Primary Election ends Monday, April 8, 2019. Registration can be done online, by mail or in person.
Register to Vote Online: Register to vote online by visiting Indiana residents with a valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana state-issued identification card will be able to use this tool to submit a new voter registration application or to update an existing voter registration record.
Register to Vote by Mail or In-Person: To register to vote or update your current registration by mail or in person, you will need to complete and return the  Voter Registration Form (VRG-7) on or before April 8, 2019. ONLY the version of the state voter registration form (VRG-7) published on the Indiana Secretary of State Election Division website will be accepted by the Vanderburgh County Voter Registration office. Return the completed form to the Vanderburgh County Voter Registration office or the Indiana Election Division by midnight, April 8, 2019.
 Get a copy of form VRG-7: Voter Registration Application by visiting the Indiana Voter Portal HERE
                 Mail your completed VRG-7 form to :  Vanderburgh County Voter Registration
                                                                                 Civic Center Complex, Room 214
                                                                                 1 NW M.L. King, Jr. Blvd
                                                                                  Evansville, IN. 47708
You can also apply in person at the Vanderburgh County Voter Registration office or the Vanderburgh County Clerk’s office (Civic Center Complex, Room 216). For more information visit the Vanderburgh County Voters Registration webpage, or call 812-435-5222.

 County Commission Meeting-   Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019


   Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex
                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville
 For more information visit

County Commissioners

VCRP Central Committee Meeting –  Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: GOP Headquarters
815 John Street, Evansville
Meetings are open to all Vanderburgh County Precinct Committeemen 

Cracker Barrel Meeting-Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Warrick Co. School Corp. Center Service Building

930 West Main Street, Boonville, IN

The Posey County, Vanderburgh County and Warrick County Farm Bureau Inc. join the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Warrick County Chamber of Commerce to host the Cracker Barrel sessions on the third Saturday of each month during the 2019 Indiana Legislative session. Join local state legislators in the third of four scheduled public forums Saturday, March 16, 2019.

 City Council Meeting-   Date: Monday, March 18, 2019


   Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex
                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville
 For more information visit

City Council

 County Council Meeting-           Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019


   Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex
                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville
 For more information visit

County Council

EVSC Board of School Trustees Meeting-
  Date: April 8, 2019
             Time: 5:30 PM
 Location: Board Room, EVSC Administration Building
                  951 Walnut St., Evansville

Meet Your Legislators Meeting-
Date: Saturday April 13, 2019
Time: Doors open at 9 am. Sessions start at 9:15 am and end at 11 am.

200 SE Marin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Evansville, IN 47713

Local state legislators are invited to make themselves available to answer questions on the second Saturdays of each month during each year’s legislative session. This will be the final Meeting for the 2019 legislative session.


McNamara welcomes UNITE CubeSat team to the Statehouse
 (from 3/6/19 House Republicans post by V. Klimczak)
On March 5, 2019 at the Indiana Statehouse, Rep. Wendy McNamara honored a group of University of Southern Indiana students with a resolution recognizing their accomplishments in building the UNITE CubeSat, a small research satellite. “This project was the first spacecraft of its kind in the state, and Dr. Glen Kissel and the CubeSat team showed incredible ambition in its creation,” McNamara said. “The team worked for two years engineering, designing and building this satellite. It’s amazing that these undergraduate students had the opportunity to create and operate a spacecraft, and I commend them on this accomplishment.”
State Rep. Wendy McNamara (center) presents a resolution honoring members of the UNITE CubeSat team at the Statehouse on March 5, 2019. Dr Glen Kissel, who also serves as a Precinct Committeeman, is pictured (L-R) standing next to State Rep McNamara .

Stay in touch with GOP state legislators representing our area by clicking the links below.
Follow Bills Introduced for the 2019 legislative Session HERE.


Bucshon Votes Against a Democrat Federal Power Grab
(from 3/8/19 Press Release)
The Democrat Politician Protection Act (H.R. 1) is a radical attempt to hijack our free and fair election system and limit the voices of the American people. Democrats are proposing the public financing of elections, which would force American’s hard-earned tax dollars to be used to subsidize political campaigns that they do not support – limiting Constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms of speech and association. Furthermore, this one-size-fits all, federal takeover of the election process will open the door for voting irregularities through federal mandates on voter registration and voting practices that will be forced on states. Last time I checked, voting happens at the state level and are the right and responsibility of state and local governments. Democracy is a participatory sport, and I am in full support of increased voter registration and participation in our election process.  Unfortunately this legislation goes far beyond increasing voter participation and instead is a misguided attempt to rig our nation’s electoral systems for the exclusive benefit of the Democrat party by telling Americans once again that the federal government and Washington bureaucrats know better than they do.” 
      Shepard Academy visits Washington
One of my favorite privileges as a Member of Congress is speaking to students. Today I had the opportunity to discuss the legislative process with Hoosiers from Shepard Leadership and Law, F.J. Reitz High School, and William Henry Harrison High School. Thank you for your thoughtful questions. (Congressman Bucshon Facebook post 3/6/29)

  President Trump Participates in the first American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019 the first-ever meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board was held at the White House. This advisory board brings industry, labor, education, and government together for the purpose of workforce innovation and job creation.
Watch the Advisory Board kick-off  HERE.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is a member of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board and participated in last week’s meeting. Governor Holcomb is one of only two governors selected for this Advisory Board. Watch Governor Holcomb’s remarks HERE.

Stay in touch with GOP members of Congress representing our area at these links:

            Visit the Vanderburgh GOP 

page for daily updates.

  Mark Your calendar                CLICK on event for more information
March 12 (3:00 pm) County Commission Meeting
March 13 (11:30 am) VCRP Central Committee Meeting
March 15 (5:00 pm) Ron Beane Campaign Kick Off
March 16 (7:30 am) VCRP Monthly Breakfast
March 16 (9:00 am) Cracker Barrel Meeting
March 17 (2:00 pm) O’Brien Luck of the Irish Fundraiser
March 18 (5:30 pm) City Council Meeting
March 21 (5:30 pm) VCRP Lincoln Day Dinner
March 27 (3:30 pm) County Council Meeting
April 8 Voter Registration Ends for Primary Election
April 8 (5:30 pm) EVSC Board of Trustees Meeting
April 9 Absentee Voting for Primary Election Begins at Election Office
April 13 (9:00 am) Meet Your Legislators

  Make sure you add to your address book so we’ll be sure to land in your inbox!

         If you have any questions, contact Mary Jo Kaiser, VCRP Political Director, at

or (812) 425-8207.
for more info. Thank you.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here