U.S. Congressman John Hostettler (Ind. 8th District) spoke to about 40 Rotarians Wednesday at the Brazil Family Restaurant.
The congressman updated the group on the immigration debate, contrasting solutions considered by the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives; high energy prices; the need to prevent a tax increase; and the situation in the Middle East.
After the meeting, Hostettler said he would like to participate in the candidates' forum on Oct. 9, at 6 p.m., at the Clay County Fairgrounds, but was waiting to see when Congress recesses. Hostettler's opponent, Brad Ellsworth, has not yet confirmed his plans, either.
Sheriff candidates Mike Heaton, Rob Gambill and Larry Pierce plan to attend. So do 44th District State Representative candidates Amos Thomas and Richard Thompson. Other candidates in attendance will be introduced and given two minutes to speak during the program. Watch The Brazil Times for further information.
The forum is sponsored by The Brazil Times, the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and Clay County Farm Bureau. The public is encouraged to attend.
HEAR IT NOW: Rep. John Hostettler's speech can be heard in its entirety at: