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 January 14, 2020


VCRP Monthly Breakfast Saturday, January 18, 2020
     WHERE:  C.K. Newsome Center, Room 118A-B
    100 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713
WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 2020
7:30 – Doors Open (Complimentary Continental Breakfast)
8:00 – Program


Guest Speakers:
  • State Representative (Dist. 64) Matt Hostettler
  • County Council (At-Large)  Angela Koehler Lindsey, Vice President
   > 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 or email beamerjo59@gmail.com

 VCRP Lincoln Day Friday, February 28, 2020

Mark your calendar and plan on attending the Vanderburgh County Republican Party’s 2020 Lincoln Day Dinner.
This year’s keynote speaker: Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb
Event: 2020 Lincoln Day Dinner
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Time:   Reception 5:30 PM  / Dinner & Program 6:30 PM
3820 Stringtown Road Evansville
$100 Dinner / $150 Dinner & Reception
Sponsorship Levels:
Platinum  $5000 (includes 8 Dinner/ Reception tickets)
Gold         $2500 (includes 6 Dinner/ Reception  tickets)
Silver       $1200 (includes 4 Dinner/ Reception tickets)
For more information or to RSVP contact Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207


              Kiefer to file for Re-election Tuesday January 21, 2020

Koehler-Lindsey for County Council Fundraiser – Tuesday February 4
Join Angela Koehler-Lindsey for a fundraiser as she seeks Re-election to the Vanderburgh County Council.
Date:Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Roca Bar North
             12301 US-41, Evansville
$50 per person
*Paid for by the Committee to Elect Angela Koehler-Lindsey for County Council. 

Thomas for County Treasurer Fundraiser- Tuesday February 18
Join Dottie Thomas as she kicks off her campaign to become the next Vanderburgh County Treasurer.
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Bud’s Rockin’ Country Bar & Grill
                2124 Franklin St., Evansville
                  Appetizers and Cash Bar
$50 per person minimum contribution
 *Paid for by the Committee to Elect Dottie Thomas for County Treasurer.

 County Commission Meeting-      Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
     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, January 22, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: GOP Headquarters
815 John Street, Evansville
Meetings are open to all Vanderburgh County Precinct Committeemen

 City Council Meeting-      Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
     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: January 27, 2020
             Time: 5:30 PM
 Location: Board Room, EVSC Administration Building
                  951 Walnut St., Evansville
For more information visit the Board of School Trustees web page.

 County Council Meeting-   Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020


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

County Council

 Last day to declare candidacy for 2020 Primary is Noon Friday February 7, 2020
Friday February 7, 2020 (Noon) is the last 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. 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  no later 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 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 beamerjo59@gmail.com or 812-425-8207 for more information.
Note: If you or someone you know is interested in running for political office, 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 wparke@wowway.com .
 Republican Incumbents filing for re-election last week :
  •  Carla Hayden, Vanderburgh County Clerk
  •  Cheryl Musgrave, Vanderburgh County Commissioner (Dist .3)
  •  Debbie Stucki, Vanderburgh County Recorder

Meet Your Legislators – Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 9:15 AM (doors open at 9:00 AM)
Location:Central Library- Browning Rooms
200 SE ML King BLVD, Evansville
Local 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.


 The 2020 Congress of Counties is a two-day training and networking conference for Republican Party leaders, candidates and grassroots activists . This year’s Congress of Counties is scheduled for January 31 – February 1 in downtown Indianapolis at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
General admission registration is now available for $100 per person.

Click HERE for more information.

We’re excited that the 2020 Indiana Republican Party State Convention is set — and we’re returning to Indianapolis! Join us on June 19-20 as Republicans from across Indiana convene for a weekend to celebrate the results our party’s leaders continue to deliver for Hoosiers throughout the state.

Indiana State Senate Republicans 2020 Legislative Priorities:

 The Senate Republican Caucus has announced our 2020 legislative priorities. During the upcoming months, we will prioritize the following initiatives.

  • Increase health care cost transparency
  • Hold K-12 schools harmless for ILEARN test results
  • Reduce government debt
  • Raise smoking and vaping age to 21

Follow Bills introduced during the 2020 General Assembly Legislative Session  HERE


Stay in touch with GOP members of Congress representing our area (click links below):

Visit the Vanderburgh GOP 

page for daily updates.

  Mark Your calendar                CLICK on event for more information
January 14  (3:00 pm) County Commission Meeting
January 17  (6:00 pm)
January 18 (7:30 am)
VCRP Monthly Breakfast
January 21 (Noon)
Kiefer Filing for Re-election
January 27  (5:30 pm)
January 27  (5:30 pm)
January 31 – February 1 Congress of Counties
February 4 (4:30 pm)
Koehler-Lindsey for County Council Fundraiser
February 5 (3:30 pm) County Council Meeting
February 7 (Noon) Last day to file a Declaration of Candidacy for 2020 Primary
February 8 (9:15 am) Meet Your Legislators
February 18 (5:30pm)
Thomas for Treasurer Fundraiser
February 28 (5:30 pm)
VCRP Lincoln Day Dinner

  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.
for more info. Thank you.


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