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Last night the Dubois County Democrats welcomed state and local political candidates as they held their annual Truman Dinner at the Dubois County Museum.

Those on hand for this year’s gathering commemorated the influence President Harry S. Truman exemplified as new Dubois County Democratic Central Committee Chair, Joe Huddleston, ta
lked about Truman’s values before introducing a slate of local candidates.

During his speech Huddleston touched on the goals invested in regards to equal opportunity for jobs, education, health, among other areas.
He said as Democrats he feels they stand out, in regards to standing up for those whose voices gets lost in all the shouting”. He added that it’s a great pleasure to serve alongside fellow party members.

Huddleston says this year’s election reflects on the involvement of future generations.

CAM00963Huddleston was selected to take over the responsibility as chairman of the Democratic Committee as former chairman Gary Eck stepped down to run for office.

Others on hand last night include candidates for the Indiana’s 8th Congressional District, David Orentlicher, and Ron Drake, as well as candidate for State Representative for Indiana House District 74, Larry Kleeman.

Also present was was Jasper Clerk/Treasurer Juanita Boehm, Jasper City Council members Greg Schnarr, Earl Schmitt, and David Hurst as well as the Huntingburg City Council, Ferdinand Town Council, Birdseye Town council members among others.

Last night’s featured speaker was former US Representative and United States Senate candidate Baron Hill.

In his presentation Hill says he’s often asked why he would go back into the political sector he once already experienced in Washington DC. He declared he wants to accomplish actions and take Hoosier values to the nation’s capitol.

Hill reflects on the importance of job growth and the meaning of the US Senate election…


Hill commended those on hand last night stating that they are there because they want to be part of the solution and want to take action.


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