installed for Republican Women's Club
Ripley County Republicans gathered
at the Holton Community Building for their December meeting and
the installation of officers for the womens club.
County Chair Ginger Bradford emceed the event where Earline Copeland
was installed as president; Janice Reiners as first vice-president;
and Amber May, secretary; and Carla Miller as treasurer for the
Tammy Wenning of Greensburg, addressed the group announcing her
candidacy for State Representative. This would be for the seat
that Cleo Duncan now holds.
Travis Hankins was also in attendance and announced his candidacy
for a congressional seat - the one currently held by Congressman
Baron Hill. He gave the crowd a brief rundown of his platform,
saying he puts his Christian values first and believes
in the absolute right to life among other traditional
conservative values. He addressed the economy and federal spending.
He asks for his constituents' prayers and support.
For more information about Hankins you can go online: www.travishankins.com.
State Representative Cleo Duncan was in attendance and spoke briefly
saying she has thoroughly enjoyed her time representing the people
of Ripley County, among others. She announced her intentions to
continue working hard this next year until she is out of office.
I will continue to serve all of you. I was never a stranger
here (Ripley County). She said she has been honored and
blessed to have served the people.
Former local chairmen of the Republican party, Don Dickey and
Kenny Copeland attended the meeting with praise for the new chair,
Bradford, who they said was doing a great job.
Copeland admonished those running for office, locally or otherwise,
to always remember where you came from.
WANDA ENGLISH BURNETT
Ripley County Republican Chair Ginger Bradford, left, installs
officers for the Ripley County Republican Women's Club.
Pictured taking the oath are: Earline Copeland, president,
Janice Reiners, first vice-president, Amber May, secretary
and Carla Miller, treasurer. The officers will serve for
the year 2010-2011. The event was held at the Holton Community