TERRE HAUTE -- Bill Webster, a 14-year heavy equipment mechanic from Rosedale, who formerly ran for Senate in the 2010 general election and lost by just under 3,800 votes in a three way race between a Democrat, Republican and Libertarian, will seek the 2012 Republican nomination for Indiana House District 42.
Webster, who has also worked as an underground coal mine mechanic, stated, "Indiana has a strong legislative body and we need to keep it that way. Legislation from the federal government that crosses that infringes on the rights of Hoosiers will require elected officials who are willing to be a stop-gap, and push back against such overreach. I am one of those willing to stand between the citizens of Indiana and the federal government."
"Former Representative Dale Grubb may have been a nice person, but he failed Hoosiers in his district when he slipped off to Illinois during a walk-out this past spring." Stated Webster, an 18-year volunteer firefighter and former Chief. "District 42 deserves a legislator that is not afraid to take on the tough battles in the House and who will stand firm on principle. I've faced many fires head on, so fighting raging battles in the House will not be anything new."
Bill has cited a desire to spur economic growth in his district as the number one issue for his campaign.
"People need to know that there are employment opportunities for themselves and for their children, but with the economy so weak, it will require legislators who can set aside self-interest for the good of the citizenry. This is something I understand how to do having volunteered for 18 years in my community."