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Candidate to visit county

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Republican Lt. Gubernatorial Candidate Sue Ellspermann
Sue Ellspermann, Republican Lt. gubernatorial candidate, will be the guest speaker at the Clay County Republican Summer Breakfast Saturday, Aug. 25, at 8 a.m., at the YMCA of Clay County, 225 E. Kruzan St., Brazil.

Ellspermann was raised in Ferdinand, Ind. She earned a degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University in 1982, and established a career in engineering and management.

In 1986, she started her own consulting firm.

Her company provided problem solving and strategic planning facilitation and training.

In 2006, she became the founding director of the University of Southern Indiana's Center for Applied Research.

Since its inception, the center has completed nearly 200 projects for southwest Indiana and the state, including the Interstate-69 Community Development Study and Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs Strategic Plan.

She was also involved in developing the USI-Naval Surface Warfare Center (NWSC) Crane Partnership, which included a focus on technology commercialization.

She was elected to represent Dubois, Perry, Spencer and Warrick counties in the Indiana House of Representatives in 2010.

She served as Vice Chair of the Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee and was a member of the Small Business, Commerce and Economic Development Committee and Election and Appointment Committee.

In May, Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence picked Ellspermann as his running mate.

The public is invited to the event. The breakfast will be buffet-style, consisting of pancakes, breakfast casserole, fruit, juice and coffee. Cost is $5.

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