Indiana Republican Mayors Endorse Lugar

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News release from the Dick Lugar for US Senate campaign:

Indiana Republican Mayors Endorse Lugar

(June 30, 2011) – U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar today announced the endorsement of 24 Republican Mayors throughout Indiana. Lugar has also received the endorsement of six former Republican Mayors and three 2011 Republican Mayoral candidates.

“I appreciate the support of these mayors who are on the front line of job creation, economic development, budget balancing, and service to their communities,” Lugar said. “Many Mayors serve as the CEO and CFO of their community, and thus are well attuned to the important issues of the day. We try to help each municipality, county and town with their economic development needs. We will continue to work together on creative approaches in developing the best climate to help grow businesses and develop Hoosier communities.”

“I have admired Dick Lugar’s political service as both a mayor and Senator to Indiana’s citizens. He connects with the issues Hoosiers are facing daily and draws on his expertise to better our communities. Senator Lugar is well respected and highly regarded as a statesman, both at home and abroad,” said Mishawaka Mayor David Wood, whose statement of endorsement reflected the view of many of mayors.

The statements of other Mayors may be found here.  A list of Mayor endorsements is attached as well.

Mayors endorsing Lugar include:

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[li]Herbert Arihood, Rensselaer[/li]
[li]Jim Brainard, Carmel[/li]
[li]Bryan Conklin, Union City[/li]
[li]Jon Costas, Valparaiso[/li]
[li]Bradley Crain, Covington[/li]
[li]Phil R. Deckard, Martinsville[/li]
[li]John Dennis, West Lafayette[/li]
[li]Terry Dilk, Beech Grove[/li]
[li]John Ditslear, Noblesville[/li]
[li]Scott Faultless, Town of Fishers Town Council President[/li]
[li]Scott Furgeson, Shelbyville[/li]
[li]William Graham, Scottsburg[/li]
[li]Donnie Hastings, Aurora[/li]
[li]Bruce Hosier, Portland[/li]
[li]Harold “Huck” Lewis, Lebanon[/li]
[li]Wayne Seybold, Marion[/li]
[li]Robert Shepherd, Attica[/li]
[li]Mark Smiley, Rochester[/li]
[li]Rob Thoman, Southport[/li]
[li]Jason Thompson, Monticello[/li]
[li]Leonard Urban, Connersville[/li]
[li]James Walker, Peru[/li]
[li]Ernest Wiggins, Warasw[/li]
[li]David Wood, Mishawaka[/li]
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Former Mayors endorsing Lugar include:

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[li]Robert C. Beutter, former Mayor of Mishawaka[/li]
[li]Steve Goldsmith, former Mayor of Indianapolis[/li]
[li]William H. Hudnut, former Mayor of Indianapolis[/li]
[li]John McCane, former Mayor of Rushville[/li]
[li]Kevin Smith, former Mayor of Anderson and current candidate for Mayor[/li]
[li]Robert Stewart, former Mayor of Columbus[/li]
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2011 Mayoral Candidates endorsing Lugar include:

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[li]Blair Milo, candidate for Mayor of LaPorte[/li]
[li]Richard Pasco, candidate for Mayor of Greenfield[/li]
[li]Jeff Sponsel, candidate for Mayor of Shelbyville[/li]
[/list]

The Lugar campaign has more than $3.2 million in the bank. More than 5,600 individuals have donated to Lugar’s 2012 campaign, 87 percent from Indiana. In addition, more than 12,600 Hoosiers have signed petitions to put Lugar on the ballot. For more information, please visit www.DickLugar.com.

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