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Congressional candidate to speak at meeting

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Kristi Risk
Kristi Risk will be the guest speaker at the Clay County Republican Club meeting Monday, March 15.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., at the Clay County Senior Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil. The public is invited to attend.

Risk is one of nine candidates who have filed for the 8th District Congressional seat, currently occupied by Brad Ellsworth (D-Evansville). However, Ellsworth recently announced his intentions to run for the Indiana Senate seat, currently occupied by Evan Bayh.

She is a resident of Spencer and has stated she is running for District 8 United States Representative to "return government to the people and to give the people a voice in Washington."

As a wife of 17 years, mother of four children and lifelong resident of Indiana, Risk has been an active volunteer in her community, serving through her church as a Youth Leader, Board Member and Adult Sunday School Teacher, as a 4-H Councilwoman, National Wild Turkey Federation, Hunters Helping Kids, softball coach, and in the Republican Women's Club.

There are eight Republicans and one Democrat who have filed for the position. Those who have filed on the Republican primary ballot are Bud Bernitt, Larry Bucshon, Billy Mahoney, Risk, John Lee Smith, John K. Snyder, Dan Stockton and Steven Westell. Trent Van Haaften is the lone Democrat running.

The meeting is part of the Republican Club's ongoing series to provide an opportunity for citizens to hear from elected officials and candidates.

"People are looking for ways to get involved in what is going on with our government," Club President Sharon Koehler said. "This is a way they can learn more about the candidates and find ways to take an active role in the election process."

The Republican Club has also scheduled its annual Lincoln Day Dinner.

The event will take place Saturday, April 10, at the Center Point United Methodist Church.

This year, the evening will center around a meet-and-greet session, as attendees will be able to hear from candidates who are running for the United States Senate as well as those running for the 8th District.

The evening will begin with a time to mix and mingle with candidates at 5:15 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6.

For more information regarding the event, call Koehler at 448-8081.