Elected Officials Gathered in Fort Wayne to Announce Their Support
FORT WAYNE, IND. - Today local state legislators and elected officials gathered in Fort Wayne to announce their support of Sen. Liz Brown, candidate for Indiana's Third Congressional District.
Brown said of the support, "I'm grateful for the endorsement of our campaign by these state legislators whom I work with on a daily basis during the Indiana General Assembly. They have seen how I'm willing to fight for my constituents and the conservative principles important to Northeast Indiana. I also extend my thanks to the many area elected officials at various position in government who believe I am the best choice to represent the Third Congressional District in Washington."
Sen. Susan Glick (District 13): "I've enjoyed working with Liz in the Senate, but we truly need her in Washington. She will tackle big problems like wasteful spending and Obamacare immediately. Her term limit pledge will keep her focused on the job that voters want her to do."
Rep. Martin Carbaugh (District 81): "I've worked closely with Liz on several bills, including a common sense proposal to boost school bus funding in Fort Wayne without raising taxes, which passed the Senate. I've seen Liz do more for the pro-life movement in two years than I've seen most do in an entire career in government. When Liz is elected, she will not only vote the right way, but also fight for our values."
Rep. Bob Morris (District 84): "I've been impressed with Liz's willingness to fight for the taxpayer long before I started working with her at the Statehouse. She is true to her word and is always willing to do the right thing. Liz won't go to Washington and get cozy with lobbyists. She'll go to Washington and stand up to everything that's wrong with Washington."
Rep. Dave Ober (District 82): "Liz is a woman of integrity and she will serve us well in Washington. At the Statehouse we have witnessed her champion conservative principles and she will do the same in Congress. Our nation has many issues that need solving. I trust Liz to head to Washington and not get sucked in by the lobbyists and special interests. Her priority will remain the Third District."
Other area elected officials endorsing Brown include:
Travis Holdman, Senator for Indiana District 19
Tom Wyss, former Senator for Indiana District 15
Max Weber, Albion Town Council
Bill Brown, Allen County Council and former Allen County Commissioner
Joel Benz, Allen County Council
Anita Mather, Allen County Recorder
Susan Orth, Allen County Treasurer
Darren Vogt, former Allen County Council President
Ken Meyer, Decatur Mayor
Matt Dyer, Decatur City Council
Wylie Sirk, Decatur City Council
Lana Keesling, Fort Wayne City Clerk
Tom Freistroffer, Fort Wayne City Council
Steve Updike, former Mayor of Huntington
Jim Dazey, Kendallville City Council
SuzAnne Handshoe, Kendallville Mayor
Patty Fisel, Ligonier Mayor
Floyd Ball, New Haven City Council
Eric Blackman, Noble County Prosecutor
Dave Dolezal, Noble County Commissioner
Dave Abbott, Noble County Commissioner
Jim Getz, Steuben County Council
Lynne Liechty, Steuben County Commissioner
Vicki Andrews, Wells County Council
Tom Western, Whitley County Council
George Schrumpf, Whitley County Commissioner
Tom Wyss, former Senator for Indiana District 15: "Liz understands the problems facing government and how to solve them. She has been an effective senator for Indiana District 15 and I know she will do an excellent job representing Northeast Indiana in Congress."
Eric Blackman, Noble County Prosecutor: "Liz is a tireless worker who will represent us well in Washington. She is faithful in listening to her constituents. When she is in Congress we will remain her priority and she won't be swayed by D.C. special interests and lobbyists."
Darren Vogt, former Allen County Council President: "Liz isn't going to Washington to make a career of it. She has a record of fighting for her constituents. Liz isn't one to sit idly and vote however her party tells her to; rather, Liz studies issues, listens to constituents and fights for common sense solutions."
Liz Brown, a Republican, seeks to represent Indiana's Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Brown currently serves Indiana Senate District 15 in the state legislature and is a former member of the Fort Wayne City Council. She has a long history of community involvement including roles with Boys and Girls Clubs, Cub Scouts, Parkview Hospital Ethics Committee, Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne and various school boards. As a registered Civil and Domestic Mediator with her own mediation business, Liz maintains a number of associations in the legal field. Liz and her husband of 33 years, Steve, have seven children.
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Note: This list was updated after Nelson Peters didn't want to endorse, but Noble County Commissioner Dave Abbott and Albion Town Councilman Max Weber did.