Sunday, August 02, 2009

Republican Liberty Caucus of Marion County Chartered

Nearly two dozen Republicans, including former Libertarians and Democrats and several GOP committeepersons, gathered today to officially charter the Republican Liberty Caucus of Marion County. The Republican Liberty Caucus was first established in 1991 to promote traditional Republican principles like individual liberty, limited government and free enterprise. The group will work to elect pro-liberty candidates within the Marion County Republican Party and to promote these ideals among party members.

In one of its first acts, the Liberty Caucus adopted a resolution urging Republican members of the Indianapolis City-County Council to reject any new tax increases to finance the Capital Improvement Board of Managers. There is a sense of frustration that Republicans elected during the tax revolution of 2007 to city/county offices have reneged on their campaign pledges to oppose new taxes.

Officers elected to lead the Marion County chapter include: Elizabeth Karlson, Chairman; Steve Smith, First Vice Chairman; Lisa Kelly, Second Vice Chairman; Glenn Hatmaker, Secretary; and Lisa Caulderon, Treasurer. The leadership team will lead the group through the 2012 election.

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