Happenings At The Vanderburgh County Democratic Party

Vanderburgh County Democratic Party
Central Committee

Edie Hardcastle, Chair; ediehardcastle@gmail.com
Nick Iaccarino, Vice Chair
Alex Burton, Political Director
Cheryl Schultz, Treasurer
Melissa Moore, Secretary



We welcome volunteers!
And we especially NEED YOU heading into the
General Election.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator
Alisha Aman
mobile: 812-604-7980

The Fall General Election takes place Tuesday, November 3. Register to vote online, check your registration status or make changes to your registration HERE.

***You must be registered by October 5 to vote in the General.

Contact the Governor, your State Senator,
and/or State Representative

Tell them we need no-excuse absentee voting for the 2020 General Election

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indiana Election Commission, at the urging of Gov. Eric Holcomb, opened absentee voting in the recent Indiana Primary election to any eligible voters who preferred to cast a ballot that way. The process was straightforward: voters requested an absentee ballot, which was sent to their residences, where they made their votes and then returned the completed ballot by mail. Absentee voting is normally limited to voters with specific reasons outlined in state election laws. But the pandemic is ongoing and the safest method of casting a vote will still be absentee voting by mail. Governor Eric Holcomb has yet to make up his mind about allowing no-excuse absentee voting for the General Election.

Help Governor Holcomb make up his mind! Contact him, your State Senator, and/or Representative.

Governor Eric Holcomb (R)

State Senator District 48, Mark Messmer (R)

State Senator District 49, Jim Tomes (R)

State Senator District 50, Vaneta Becker (R)

State Representative District 64, Matt Hostsettler (R)

State Representative District 76, Wendy McNamara (R)

State Representative District 77, Ryan Hatfield (D)

***If you do not know who your Senators and Representatives are, find out HERE.
The year 2019 was historic for Hoosier Democrats. We flipped seats in places we had never won before and expanded the battleground. Now, we are building off that momentum to win big in 2020.
Join us for a Postcard Party!
Hosted byEVSC School Board Member
Ann EnnisDistrict 64 State Representative Candidate
Ian Gamroth


District 75 State Representative Candidate
John Hurley

Thursday, June 25
5:00 – 7:00pm
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum
350 Court St.
Evansville, 47708

Candidate Profiles
Ian Gamroth
Indiana House of Representatives, District 64

Ian Gamroth was born and grew up in Columbus, Indiana, in a family of union laborers and social workers. Upon graduation from Columbus North High School in 1999, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, beginning a 15-year career as C-130J Loadmaster, completing 2000 flight hours, accomplishing missions around the globe, and attaining the rank of Technical Sargent. He retired from the USAF in 2014 and enrolled at Indiana University to complete his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.

He now calls Princeton home and teaches 5th grade at Princeton Community Intermediate School. Gamroth’s platform focuses on education issues, state economics, and workers’ rights. He is a proponent of universal Pre-K and supports fully funding public schools, not only to improve educational outcomes but also to address Indiana’s serious teacher shortage.

He believes that the minimum wage in the State must be raised in order to reduce poverty, decrease income inequality, jump-start economic activity, and encourage job growth. Gamroth also plans to be a voice for workers’ rights, advocating for the restoration of labor unions, which have a history of obtaining fair wages and safe working conditions through collective bargaining. Since 2018, the 64th House District has lost approximately 600 jobs in the coal industry.

To help those displaced workers move to new, permanent jobs, he will be an advocate for transition programs. He believes that Indiana must reclaim a place of leadership for both businesses and working families so that Indiana is a “state that works” for ALL Hoosiers.

Ian’s Website
Ian’s Facebook Page 
Donate to Ian’s Campaign via ActBlue

Vote For Amy Back Vanderburgh County Council At-Large  

Amy Back is a lifelong Hoosier. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Political Science, she worked for the Association of Indiana Counties, then the following three years for the Indiana House of Representatives, where she was a legislative assistant, working on constituent services, writing policy statements on legislation during sessions, and working directly with State department liaisons on Indiana Code. Since becoming a resident of Vanderburgh county in 2006, Amy has been involved with ANEW (A Network of Evansville Women), the Legal Aid Society Board, YPN (Young Professionals Alliance), YMCA, St. Joseph School Board and Parish council, and Youth First. She also worked at the University of Evansville and was director of membership at Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce, working with small business owners on a daily basis.

Amy believes it’s time for a fresh and forward-thinking presence on Vanderburgh County Council. She hopes to reframe the conversation around the County’s finances and demonstrate the worth of investment in our children’s future. Working with the Indiana Legislature, small businesses, and non-profit boards has given her the experience to represent the citizens of Vanderburgh County on the Council.

As a mother of four, Amy has a vested interest in the future of our community.  She strongly believes that local government investment in mental healthcare and substance abuse prevention will bring a great rate of return and save taxpayer dollars.  And more importantly, it’s just the right thing to do. Amy decided to run for County Council because she believes we need better access and greater investment in mental healthcare, and we need to improve economic advancement and government efficiency in the county.

Amy and her husband, Jim, live in the St. Joe area with their children, Maggie, Joseph, Caroline, & Samuel.

Amy’s Website
Amy’s Facebook Page
Donate to Amy’s Campaign via ActBlue 



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