Starke County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner Set for Saturday

New Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is slated as a speaker Saturday night at the Starke County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner. The event, to be held at the newly remodeled Bass Lake Community Center, will begin with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner at 7:00 p.m. CT.

Other local and state candidates are expected to be in attendance as well as Second District Congressional candidate, Jackie Walorski.

Lawson was selected by Governor Mitch Daniels to fill the position vacated by Charlie White who was convicted of six felonies earlier in the year and lost his job.

The new Secretary of State was a State Senator from Danville, who Daniels said comes to the office with the highest credentials. She assumed the office with only 53 days until the Primary Election and went right to work.

Lawson is the second woman to fill the position of Indiana Secretary of State. Sue Ann Gilroy was the first woman in that position.