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 for July 23, 2019


Vanderburgh County Reagan Day 2019

Thursday August 1, 2019

Registration/ Cash Bar 5:30 pm
Dinner 6:15 pm
Location: Evansville County Club

3810 Stringtown Rd, Evansville
Featured Speaker: Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D.
          Speakers:  Mayoral & City Council Candidates
 Dash for Cash <> Raffle <> Silent Action

  The Annual VCRP Reagan Day Dinner is a casual, family friendly celebration and fundraiser for the local  Republican Party. This is an opportunity to show your support for the local GOP while enjoying an evening of fun with fellow Republicans. Western attire is encouraged.
$100 per person (Includes Meal & Dash for Cash )
$50 Dash for Cash

To RSVP contact Mary Jo Kaiser at :

812-425-8207 or Email beamerjo59@gmail.com
Mail  RSVP To: Vanderburgh Country Republican Party
815 John Street, Suite 110
Evansville, IN, 47713
                   Make Checks Payable to:
 Vanderburgh County Republican Party
          Print Event Flyer

 Visit the VCRP 4-H Fair Tent  this week:
Monday July 22 – Saturday July 27, 2019
Daily 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Show your support for Republican candidates while attending the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fair and visit the VCRP Tent. The VCRP Tent is located near the 4-H Industrial Building (building #9). The 4-H Fair runs all week, July 22 – July 27, and the VCRP Tent is open 4:00PM – 9:00PM daily. We will be distributing candidate information, passing out balloons to children, and promoting voter registration.
                             If you would like to help at the VCRP 4-H Tent contact :
Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207, email beamerjo59@gmail.com

Last Saturday’s VCRP Breakfast:
State Senator Jim Tomes addressed the the monthly GOP  breakfast gathering at the C.K. Newsome Center last Saturday (7/20/19).
8th District Congressman  Larry Bucshon, M.D., and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke also provided  brief comments to the group. Don’t miss the next VCRP Monthly Breakfast, scheduled for Saturday August 17, 2019.

 County Commission Meeting-   Date: Tuesday, July 23, 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, July 24, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: GOP Headquarters
815 John Street, Evansville
 Meetings are open to all Vanderburgh County Precinct Committeemen

 County Council Meeting-   Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019


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

County Council

 City Council Meeting-   Date: Monday, August 12, 2019


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

City Council

EVSC Board of School Trustees Meeting-
  Date: August 12, 2019
             Time: 5:30 PM
 Location: Board Room, EVSC Administration Building
                  951 Walnut St., Evansville

VCRP Monthly Breakfast -  Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019.
Time: 7:30  AM  -  9::00 AM
 Location: C.K. Newsome Center , Room 118A-B
100 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713
 Contact Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207 for beamerjo59@gmail.com more information.

Women’s Equality Day Luncheon – Friday, August 23, 2019

17th Annual Women’s Equality Day Luncheon
Date: Friday, August 23, 2019
Time:11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
715 Locust Street, Evansville
Special Guests: State Senator Jean D. Breaux
  State Senator Vaneta Becker
Topic: Women Working Together
The annual luncheon commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in America.
Tickets are $50 per person.
Table Sponsorship Levels available are:
  • Rosa Parks – $5000
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg – $1000
  • Sandra Day O’Connor – $750
  • Sojourner Truth – $500
 Tickets and Sponsorships are available at:
Tickets are also available by calling the YWCA at (812) 422-1191.
Send Checks to: YWCA
     118 Vine St.
     Evansville, IN. 47708
(Ticket deadline is August 15, 2019)

(Get Event Flyer HERE)

 Save the Date:


Event: Fun Shoot Fundraiser
Date : Saturday September 14, 2019
5010 E 1150 S, Haubstadt, IN 47639
Registration 10:45 <> Shoot starts at 11:00
Proceeds to benefit City Council At-Large candidates Ron Beane, David Christmas, and Vanderburgh County Republican Party.
Watch for more information.

On the Campaign Trail:
Coffee with the Governor…


Hitting the Pavement…

Support your Republican Candidates!  Volunteer, Donate, Vote Republican.


State Senate Update for July 19, 2019 :
School Safety Grant Applications Open
In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation that created the Indiana Secured School Safety Grant Program (SSSG), a matching grant program that helps improve safety in Hoosier schools.  Since then, lawmakers have continued to work diligently to improve school safety. This session, we expanded the list of things for which schools could use a SSSG, and in our new state budget, allocated $19.2 million per year to the SSSG program.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for the SSSG program. SSSGs can be used to fund the following safety initiatives:
  • Employ a school resource officer or law enforcement officer;
  • Conduct a threat assessment;
  • Purchase equipment that restricts access to the school or helps expedite the notification of first responders;
  • Support firearms training in districts that choose to implement such programs (new this year);
  • Support the implementation of a student and parent support services program (new this year); and
  • Fund the one-time startup costs of an active alert warning system (new this year).
I strongly encourage schools in Senate District 49 to apply for these grants. To date, the SSSG program has given more than $53 million in matching grants to Indiana school districts. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Aug. 2. For more information and to apply, click here.

 House Republican Updates for July 19, 2019

Enhancing public safety and reducing recidivism rates:
I was recently selected to serve as vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code, which reviews current trends with respect to criminal behavior, sentencing, incarceration and treatment. While the legislature is not in session, lawmakers meet and study important issues facing Hoosiers around the state. I look forward to ensuring that our criminal justice system protects the public while rehabilitating offenders.

Interim study committee hearings, which typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, can be viewed live online at iga.in.gov. This site also provides committee calendars and meeting agendas. Members of the public are welcomed to attend and testify.

New laws effective in July:
This month, many of the laws I worked on this legislative session went into effect. Below are several laws to help move our state forward:

Helping Mothers, Babies | To help reduce infant mortality, a new law I co-authored will engage at-risk, expectant mothers in early prenatal care. Medical providers will screen for signs of substance abuse, and provide or connect mothers with treatment.

Funding Our Priorities | Our two-year state budget is responsibly balanced and maintains healthy reserves. The conservative plan funds the state’s priorities, including historic increases for education and school safety

Strengthening Indiana’s Workforce | A new law I authored will help more Hoosiers receive training that can lead to high-paying jobs in high-demand fields. Schools and employers will also have more flexibility to team up to better prepare students to enter the workforce.

Addressing Mental Health | A new law I co-authored will allow schools to apply for Secured School Safety Grants to provide student mental health resources. Before providing services, schools must meet with a student’s parents to discuss any concerns and obtain their consent.

Visit iga.in.gov to learn more about these new laws and others now in effect. If you have any questions, please reach out to me via email or by calling 317-232-9600.

Indiana top state for infrastructure:  (from Indiana House Blog)
Indiana is home to more than 80,000 miles of highly traveled roadways, making it all the more important to maintain and preserve our roads and bridges. In recent years, House Republicans worked hard to support and improve our state’s infrastructure in a comprehensive, responsible and sustainable way. These efforts have paid off, as Indiana was recently ranked No. 1 in the country for infrastructure by CNBC.
Read more HERE.

View bills from the 2019 legislative session that Governor Eric Holcomb has signed into law.  click here


Dr. Bucshon Votes to Repeal Obamacare Tax on Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: (from 071719 Press Release)
Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement after voting in support of the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748), which permanently repeals Obamacare’s “Cadillac tax” that would impose a 40 percent excise tax on certain employer-sponsored health insurance: “I am pleased the House has come together in a bipartisan manner to permanently repeal the burdensome Obamacare Cadillac tax. This tax would fall on certain employer-sponsored health care coverage and unfairly punished Hoosiers and Americans. According to the Tax Policy Center, if the Cadillac tax is not repealed, the effect will be lower wages and higher income and payroll taxes. While the Cadillac tax is currently not in effect, it looms large over the health benefits of Americans. It is imperative for the growth of the economy and the well-being of all Hoosiers, that we repeal this Obamacare tax once and for all.”

President Trump and Vice-President Pence Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing & Look to thr Future:
“Exactly 50 years ago this month, the world watched in awe as Apollo 11 astronauts launched into space with a wake of fire and nerves of steel, and planted our great American flag on the face of the Moon”. – President Donald J. TrumpClick on these links –
50 Years After Americans First Walked on the Moon, It’s Time for Another  “Giant Leap” for Mankind 
Remarks by President Trump Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Presidential Message on Space Exploration Day, 2019

Remarks by Vice President Pence Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

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
July 22 – July 27 VCRP 4-H Tent
July 23 (3:00 pm) County Commission Meeting
July 31 (3:30 pm) County Council Meeting
August 1 VCRP Reagan Day 2019
August 12 (10:30 am)
August 12 (5:30 pm)
August 12 (5:30 pm) EVSC Board of Trustees Meeting
August 17 (7:30 am) VCRP Monthly Breakfast
August 23 (11:30 am) Women’s Equality Day Luncheon
August 26 (11:00 am)
September 14 Fun Shoot Fundraiser
September 27 Mayor Winnecke Golf Outing

  Make sure you add vandygop@gmail.com 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.
                                                       Visit www.vanderburghgop.com
for more info. Thank you.