Sunday, September 1, 2019

September Party Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Harrison County Republican Party will be held at the Government Center in Corydon at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7.

Please note that this is not the normal day, due to Lanesville Heritage Weekend.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Palmyra Town Convention Results

Congratulations to Debra Jones, who won tonight’s Palmyra Republican Town Convention to be the Republican nominee for Clerk-Treasurer.

As no one else filed for the Clerk-Treasurer office—there is no contest this November—Debra Jones is the Clerk-Treasurer-elect and will take office on January 1.

The Republican Party, Palmyra, and Harrison County were blessed to have two fine, capable ladies as Deborah Hess and Debra Jones to step forward to offer themselves as candidates for public service.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Palmyra Town Convention Notice

A Republican town convention will be held on Sunday, August 18, at 8:00 p.m. at the Government Center in Corydon for the purposes of selecting the Republican nominee for Palmyra Clerk-Treasurer.

To participate in the town convention, you must be a registered voter in the town for at least 29 days before the date of the convention (July 17). You must also be able to sign a sworn statement, under penalties of perjury, stating that you are a member of the Republican Party and no other and either A) voted in past Republican primaries and supported the Republican candidates nominated for those general elections, or B) have a signed and completed copy of Republican Party Form IRSC/VO-1 attesting that you intend to support the Republican Party and its candidates. This form must be countersigned by the Republican county chairman. Copies of this form will be available at the town convention.

Participants will also need to show valid photo identification, in accordance with Indiana's Voter ID Law.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Corydon Town Convention Results

Congratulations to Tyson Uhl, who won tonight’s Corydon Republican Town Convention to be the Republican nominee for Ward 4 Town Council.

As no one else filed for the Ward 4 Town Council seat—there is no contest this November—Tyson Uhl is the Councilman-Elect and will take office on January 1.

The Republican Party, Corydon, and Harrison County were blessed to have two fine, capable men as Tony Myers and Tyson Uhl to step forward to offer themselves as candidates for public service.

This is the first town convention for Corydon in recent history and perhaps the first Republican convention for the town ever.

We hope to announce a date for the Palmyra Town Convention soon.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Corydon Town Convention Notice

A Republican town convention will be held on Monday, August 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center in Corydon for the purposes of selecting the Republican nominee for the Corydon Ward 4 Town Council seat.

To participate in the town convention, you must be a registered voter in the town for at least 29 days before the date of the convention (July 14). You must also be able to sign a sworn statement, under penalties of perjury, stating that you are a member of the Republican Party and no other and either A) voted in the Republican primary in 2018 and supported the Republican candidates nominated for the 2018 general election, or B) have a signed and completed copy of Republican Party Form IRSC/VO-1 attesting that you intend to support the Republican Party and its candidates. This form must be countersigned by the Republican county chairman. Copies of this form will be available at the town convention.

Participants will also need to show valid photo identification, in accordance with Indiana's Voter ID Law.

UPDATE: This post previously referenced Republican Party Form IRSC/CA-1. Indiana Republican Party staff have advised that this is incorrect. Republican Party Form IRSC/VO-1 is the correct form.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Town Elections

Congratulations and good luck to our Republican town candidates!

Paul Hamann
Candidate for Corydon Town Council Ward 2

Lester Rhoads
Candidate for Corydon Town Council Ward 3

Tony Myers
Tyson Uhl
Candidates for Corydon Town Council Ward 4

Doug Castetter
Candidate for Corydon Town Council Ward 5

Melvin Hood
Crandall Town Councilman-Elect (unopposed)

Tammy Eschbacher
Laconia Town Councilwoman-Elect (unopposed)

James Powers
Herb Schneider
Lanesville Town Councilmen-Elect (unopposed)

Robert Crosier
Holly Kingsley
Nancy Kirby
Mauckport Town Councilpersons-Elect (unopposed)

Regina Glass
New Amsterdam Clerk-Treasurer-Elect (unopposed)

Lee McCullum
Patrick Thompson
New Amsterdam Councilmen-Elect (unopposed)

Shana Lyons
New Middletown Clerk-Treasurer-Elect (unopposed)

Fred Lawson
Jordan Morris
Judy Ward
New Middletown Councilpersons-Elect (unopposed)

Deborah Hess
Debra Jones
Candidates for Palmyra Clerk-Treasurer

Gerard Blayton
Wyman Lee Childers
Heather Hug
Debra Ray
Candidates for Palmyra Town Council At-Large (3 spots)

We would like to thank all of these individuals for stepping up to run for office. As George Washington once said, "Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country." We thank them for being willing to serve.

The deadline to file to run for town office was yesterday at noon. These elected offices are not glamorous and seldom pay much, but they are an important part of local government. They oversee critical things like water, sewers, street repair, trash pickup, and taxes--among other matters--in Harrison County's nine incorporated towns (a tenth town, Milltown, is split with Crawford County).

Many of these town candidates are unopposed and Indiana law does not require elections to be held in towns under 3,500 people in which the elections are uncontested. All of the towns have a three member town board elected town-wide, except Corydon, which has a five-member board elected in wards.

There will be contested town elections this November in Corydon and Palmyra.

In both towns, there are several races in which multiple candidates are vying for the chance to be the Republican nominee on the November ballot in their town (Council Ward 4 in Corydon, and Clerk-Treasurer and Council in Palmyra). This goes to show the level of excitement and interest in these towns for conservative, Republican leadership.

None of Harrison County's towns held a primary election in May, a decision that is made by the town board before filing starts. Under Indiana election law, this means that the process of selecting the Republican nominee for these town offices will be conducted by a process called a town convention. A town convention is a gathering of registered Republicans in the town to hear from the candidates and then vote to select the nominee.

Town conventions are somewhat rare in Harrison County. Only one has been held in the past ten years, and that was in the town of New Amsterdam in 2015.

We are brushing up on the rules for holding a town convention, and will be providing information about the date, time, and location of the conventions in Corydon and Palmyra soon. By law, the convention must be held no later than Wednesday, August 21.