Delegates Will Select Nominees for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General
The Indiana Republican State Convention will be broadcast LIVE statewide on Thursday, June 18.
> You can tune in statewide at 5:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. CT:
> Indianapolis: Watch on WISH-TV (Channel 8)
> South Bend: Watch on WHME-TV (Channel 46)
> Other stations may still be announced
> Livestream: Indiana.gop/state convention or Facebook.com/indgop
Ballots will arrive to delegates who have paid their fees around June 22, 2020.
The ballot will allow each delegate to indicate his or her top choice.
As long as that top choice remains an option, the delegate’s vote is cast for that candidate.
The ballot will also allow, but does not require, a delegate to pick who they would vote for if their top candidate is dropped.
Once dropped, if no other choices are selected by a delegate, that delegate’s ballot is no longer cast.
The deadline to receive returned ballots is July 9th at 5:00 p.m.
Votes will be counted and results will be announced July 10.
The Vanderburgh County Election Board certified the results of the 2020 Primary Election last Friday, June 12, 2020. The final tabulation, which included approved Provisional Ballots, did not change the outcome of any of the Primary Election races.
Caucus Called to fill House District 77 Ballot Vacancy:
The Indiana Republican Party is calling a Republican Caucus for Saturday, June 27 to fill the Indiana House District 77 ballot vacancy. Only House District 77 Precinct Committeemen will be allowed to vote to fill this position. House District 77 Precinct Committeemen will receive official notification of the Republican Caucus. The Republican Caucus, which will be conducted by the VCRP, is scheduled as follows:
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM Doors Open
9:00 A.M. House District 77 Caucus Starts Promptly
Qualified candidates for the House District 77 seat must file a Declaration of Candidacy (CAN-31) Form no later than 72 hours prior to the start of the caucus. The CAN-31 form must be filed in person with the Indiana Election Division in Indianapolis.
Contact VCRP Political Director Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207 for more information.
VCRP Central Committee Meeting – Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: GOP Headquarters
815 John Street, Evansville
Meetings are open to all Vanderburgh County Precinct Committeemen
Contact Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207 if you have any questions.
Last Friday, June 12, 2020, Indiana entered Stage Four of Governor Holcomb’s plan to safely reopen the state of business. Statewide, we are seeing a decline in the number of Hoosiers hospitalized with COVID-19, we’re seeing ICU and ventilator capacity remain strong, we’ve got more than 200 testing sites available statewide, and we can effectively contact trace COVID-19 cases to contain the spread.
Local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds
(from 06/12/20 News Update)
Many communities faced unexpected expenses while responding to the coronavirus as they ramped up public health and safety efforts. To help, Indiana directed $300 million in federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economics Security Act to counties and communities for reimbursement of expenses related to the pandemic.
Posey County is eligible for $828,614 and Vanderburgh County for $5,871,481 in reimbursement funding. In addition, several local communities are eligible to receive the following amounts:
Mount Vernon $209,489
New Harmony $24,624
This funding is allocated based on population and cannot be used to replace lost tax revenue. All levels of government pulled together to protect Hoosiers, especially our most vulnerable. This federal funding is welcomed as unexpected expenses like purchasing personal protection equipment for first responders took a toll on local budgets. The Indiana Finance Authority is in charge of implementing guidelines on how each county, city and town can use the funding, as well as collecting reimbursement requests.
Our state offers a variety of tools and resources to help Hoosiers, whether finding a job, learning new skills, furthering their education or securing emergency aid. Just turn to Indiana’s online hub for rapid recovery at YourNextStepIn.org.Your Next Step is a one-stop-shop of shared state resources between community leaders and part of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s “Rapid Recovery for a Better Future” initiative to get Hoosiers back on their feet.
Securing emergency aid is also available for Hoosiers needing help with unemployment insurance, accessing health care, finding child care, securing food assistance or exploring housing support. To search for community resources, click here.
Endless Frontier Act Will Propel Innovation and Position America to Lead:
On June 12, 2020, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate Floor regarding the Endless Frontier Act, bipartisan legislation led by Senators Young and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to solidify the United States’ leadership in scientific and technological innovation and combat China through increased investments in emerging technologies. The legislation also transforms the National Science Foundation (NSF) into the National Science and Technology Foundation (NSTF). This new organization will lead these investments in the discovery, creation, and commercialization of technology fields of the future.
President Trump Delivers Remarks at 2020 West Point Graduation
“Today, each of you becomes another link in that unbroken chain, forged in the crucible known as the United States Military Academy, the greatest on Earth. It has given you soldiers that you can rely on to your right and to your left. And now we are entrusting you with the most noble task any warrior has ever had the privilege to carry out: the task of preserving American liberty.”
–President Donald Trump , June 13, 2020
Read the Remarks by President Trump at the 2020 United States Military Academy at West Point Graduation Ceremony