The Porter County Republican Party held a caucus on Saturday, March 4, 2017 to elect the new party leadership team that will each serve a four year term. Re-elected to their respective positions are Michael Simpson, County Chairman (Center-R) and Victoria Gresham, Vice Chair (Center-Left); Krista Tracy, Treasurer (Right) formerly served as party secretary and will take on a new role with the leadership team. Bryan Waisanen, Secretary (Left) will join the team as the newest member. The leadership team is a strong representation of the four county districts, which include the Valparaiso/Center Township District, Portage Township District, the Duneland District and the South County District.
The Porter County Republican Party is proud to announce the newly elected Party Officers and the District Committees for the 2017-2021 term. The GOP Central Committee comprises the four districts of Porter County along with its officeholders. We are pleased to have some new team members on board!
Moving forward, we will continue to focus on the following:
1) Party growth and participation within the political and electoral process
2) Open communication lines with members, elected officials, supporters and community
3) To elect more Republicans into office at all levels of government
As we continue to build our precinct organization, feel free to contact us if you would like to become more involved with the Porter County Republican Party at JOIN PCGOP.
Porter County GOP Central Committee
Porter County Party Officers
Michael Simpson, Chairman
Victoria Gresham, Vice Chair
Bryan Waisanen, Secretary
Krista Tracy, Treasurer
Travis Gearhart, District Chair
Stephanie Kuziela, Vice Chair
Portage Township GOP
John Harrison, District Chair
Victoria Gresham, Vice Chair
South County GOP
George Topoll, District Chair
Kathy Elkins, Vice Chair
Center Township/Valpo GOP
Daniel Timm, District Chair
Christina Matoski, Vice Chair
Porter County Young Republicans
Kyle Yelton, District Chair
Porter County GOP
Kenard Taylor, Executive Director
Luncheon with Vice President-Elect Mike Pence scheduled for Friday, January 13, 2017 to benefit Trump for America Transition Committee
Trump for America, which is the Transition Committee for the Trump Administration, invites you to attend this event featuring special guest, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence. Attendees will receive complete venue details upon confirmation of attendance. All guests will be required to undergo security clearance with the Secret Service Agency. For tickets and more details, contact Kirsten Dougherty at Kirsten@KBStrategic.com.
VIP Ticket: $5,000 Per Person
Reception Ticket: $1,000 Per Person
To view the complete invitation for full details, visit ==>> Lunch with Pence.
Thank you for your generous consideration of this event.
Are you interested in state government? Here's your chance to see it up close. This is a great opportunity for recent and current college undergraduates as well as graduate students to become engaged in our state government process. The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus offers paid, spring-semester internships. The Intern Program seeks to fill the following six positions: Legislative, Information Technology, Legal, Press Secretary, Policy, and Visual Communications. Successful applicants can join the IN Senate team and become a valued member with one of the finest employers around! The Indiana Senate was rated as the Employer of the Year for 2014 by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Indiana INTERNnet program. Deadline to apply is October 31, 2015. Good luck!
Intern Program Details:
The Indiana State Senate internship is a full-time, paid position at the Indiana Statehouse during the spring semester. The program begins with a mandatory orientation in late December and concludes at the end of the legislative session, either in March or April. Interns work Monday through Friday with the minimum work day of 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Legislative interns are paired with one or two state senators and work directly with the legislative assistants. Communications interns work with press secretaries, policy analysts or multi-media specialists in the Senate Communications Office.
To apply visit the Indiana Senate Republicans website at Indiana Senate Republicans Internship Program.
Discover the possibilities as presented through the eyes of Robert W. J. Ordway, one of our upcoming young community leaders. In his latest article, "Gary, Indiana: A Diamond in the Rough," Robert presents an expository outlook on the contributing forces that have impacted this booming steel industrial city of Northwest, Indiana. Read the full article at this link, courtesy of ValpoLife.com. Read More...
The first day a voter may vote an absentee-in-person at the county clerks office for the 2014 General Election is October 7th. The deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received for the 2014 General Election is October 27, 2014.
General Election Day is NOVEMBER 4, 2014.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON ABSENTEE BALLOTS
All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day.
In order to vote absentee-by-mail, one of the following must apply:
* You have a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from the county on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6 am until 6 pm).
* You have a disability.
* You are at least 65 years of age.
* You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct.
* You are scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
* You will be confined due to illness or injury or you will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
* You are prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
* You are a participant in the state's address confidentiality program.
* You are a member of the military or a public safety officer
Note:Voters voting absentee-by-mail are NOT required to show photo ID.In order to vote absentee-by-traveling board, one of the following must apply:
* The voter expects to be confined, due to illness or injury, or the voter expects to be caring for a confined person at a private residence, on Election Day.
* The voter is a voter with disabilities and believes their polling place is not accessible to them.
* The voter is physically unable to complete the ballot and sign the affidavit on their own.
* The ballot will be delivered to you by a bi-partisan absentee voter board who will be able to assist you with your ballot.
* Voters voting by traveling board are NOT required to show photo ID.
This information is courtesy of the Indiana Election Division.
To learn more about Absentee Voting for Indiana residents,
click here: http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2402.htm
To download an Application to request an Absentee Ballot form,
click here: Absentee Application
To learn how to download the NEW mobile app to register
from your smartphone, click here: Mobile App - Indiana Voters