Clay County Republican Central Committee Chairperson Sharon Koehler has announced that Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita will be the featured speaker at the March 20 Lincoln Day Dinner in the Center Point United Methodist Church.
"We are delighted that Secretary Rokita will be able to join us," said Koehler. "He has been a frequent visitor to Clay County and we appreciate his interest in the people in our county."
The dinner is open to the public and will begin with social time at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets cost $18 and can be purchased in advance from any precinct committeeperson or will be available at the door.
Koehler urged citizens interested in learning more about what is happening in government to attend.
"This will be a great opportunity to meet with both candidates and elected officials," Koehler stated. "The primary election in May and then the general election in November are going to have interesting races, and this gives everyone a chance to get to know the candidates a little better and to see just what it is that the parties stand for."
Rokita was elected to office in 2002 as the youngest Secretary of State at the time. This is his first elected office.
As Indiana's chief election official, he has worked to reform Indiana's election practices to ensure Indiana's elections are as fair, accurate and accessible as possible.
Rokita also serves as Indiana's chief securities fraud investigator.
His office has closed hundreds of enforcement actions against violators of securities law, uncovered investor fraud scams, and helped secure numerous felony convictions and millions of dollars in restitution and fines.
In his role as the head of Indiana's Business Services Division, Secretary Rokita has continued making Indiana a pioneer in e-government initiatives.
Rokita was recently named as one of the "40 under 40" by the Indianapolis Business Journal.