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Indiana Department of Education Superintendent Glenda Ritz will be the featured speaker at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner to be held July 26. The event will take place at the Christian Life Center of First Christian Church, 157 South Montgomery Street, Spencer. A social hour will take place at 5:30, with dinner to follow at 6:30.
Ritz, who won a stunning upset victory last fall over previous Superintendent Tony Bennett, has become a favorite of those resisting Republican attacks on public education. Her stirring speech at the convention last summer, her determined and upbeat grass-roots campaign, and the groundswell of support from teachers and supporters of education have given hope to those who believe quality public education is a cornerstone of Indiana culture. She has opposed the voucher program that takes money away from public schools, and she has backed away from top-down methods of evaluation and education. A teacher since 1978, Ritz knows what goes on in classrooms, what works, and what won't.
Congratulations to Owen Circuit Court Judge-elect Lori Thatcher Quillen and Commissioner-elect Marc Ruble!
They will be joining current Democratic officials serving you in Owen County Government:
Sheriff Chester Richardson
Councilman Anton Karl Neff
Treasurer Tami Snodgrass
We also thank and appreciate the service of our retiring Democratic officials:
Judge Frank Nardi
Councilman Mark Snapp
Commissioner George Jennings
Commissioner Richard Foutch
At the state and federal levels, we congratulate and welcome US Senator-elect Joe Donnelly and Superintendent of Public Instruction-elect Glenda Ritz. We also congratulate President Barack Obama for his re-election.
Meet our local candidates during the week of the Owen County Fair, July 15th through July 21st. Our booth is located on the northwest corner of the Commercial Building and will be open from 5:30pm to 10pm Monday through Saturday.
>Owen Circuit Court Judge
Lori Thatcher Quillen (D)
Nereida (Ms Nelly) Rodriguez (D)
>Commissioner, Dist. 2
Harley E Melton (D)
>Commissioner, Dist. 3
Marc Ruble (D)
>County Council (3 at-large positions)
Lisa Kelley (D)
Mark Snapp (D)
Mike Spinks (D)
Join us on Tuesday May 8th starting at 6am for Breakfast. Breakfast is made to order and will last through 8:30am.
Lunch will be served at Noon and Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.
We expect our candidates to be in and out throughout the day. Come join us anytime - election results will be available at approximately 7:30pm or after.