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Webster speaks at Republican Club

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

District 42 House Representative candidate Bill Webster spoke with members of the Clay County Republican Club Monday at the Clay County Senior Citizen's Center. [Order this photo]
Parke County resident Bill Webster considers himself to be just like all the voters who will take part in the 2012 Indiana Primary.

"I am seeking this nomination because I'm a concerned citizen, like you," Webster told members of the Clay County Republican Club.

Webster, a candidate for Indiana's District 42 House seat, was the featured speaker for the club's monthly meeting, which took place at the Clay County Senior Citizen's Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil.

Webster is one of three Republican candidates vying for the position. The other two include Jim Meece and Alan Morrison. All three had the opportunity to speak to the club prior to the May primary.

"We must elect a state representative who will fight for your rights," Webster said. "And I will fight for your rights."

While Webster said he believes state officials have made Indiana friendly to employers, he said more needs to be done, especially in the 42nd District.

"I will work tirelessly to bring jobs to District 42," he said.

Webster said he was interested in working with business owners, as well as educators and farmers, to create small groups within each county the district encompasses, in order to receive more information.

He said seeing a state representative at a local county commissioner's meeting might be a shock to some, but he believes it should happen more often, stating state officials should remain in contact with county officials.

"I don't believe enough of that goes on," he said. "I don't have a government knows best attitude. I have a we the people attitude."

Webster added he believes the federal government is constantly trampling over states rights, something he would fight against regularly.

"I will stand against these things," Webster said. "We really have to get a handle on this."

Webster also fielded questions from the audience.

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I attended the meeting on Monday night and thought that Bill Webster supplied a lot of good information that covered a lot more issues than your article covered.

-- Posted by lewvotes on Wed, Apr 18, 2012, at 8:27 PM

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