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Senator Lugar to speak during meeting at YMCA

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Richard Lugar
U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican, will speak Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., in the Community Room of the YMCA of Clay County, 225 E. Kruzan St., Brazil.

Lugar is appearing at the invitation of the Clay County Republican Club. Those interested in attending the event do not need to be members of the club.

"I am excited to speak in Clay County," Lugar said. "This is a critical time for our country and we have an opportunity to demonstrate leadership in moving toward constructive solutions vital to our long-term strength and prosperity."

Lugar is a fifth generation Hoosier whose family operated a food machinery manufacturing business and actively manages a 604-acre farm.

He is a graduate of Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, and Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Lugar attended Pembroke College at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, studying politics, philosophy and economics.

He volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1957, ultimately serving as an intelligence briefer for Admiral Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval Operations.

After his service in the Navy, he returned to Indianapolis to help manage the manufacturing plant with his brother, Tim.

Four years later, Lugar answered a call from a citizen's group recruiting him to run for the Indianapolis School Board.

While serving on the board, he ran for Mayor and was elected at age 35.

As a visionary, he developed a growing tax base and efficiencies that put Indianapolis on a path of growth.

Lugar was first elected to the United States Senate in 1976 and won a sixth term in 2006 with 87 percent of the vote, his fourth consecutive victory by a two-thirds majority.

Throughout his service, Lugar has worked to strengthen the American economy -- both in the short and long term.

He has supported reduced government spending, lower taxes, the elimination of burdensome regulations, the promotion of small business, the expansion of trade and other measures.

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