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Floyd County Democrats Announce Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

NEW ALBANY, May 24, 2017 – The Floyd County Democratic Party has announced details for their 2017 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 6:00pm, at The Grand Theater, 138 E. Market Street, New Albany. The key note speaker with be South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. 

“We are pleased and honored to welcome Mayor Pete as our keynote speaker to the annual dinner,” stated County Chair Adam Dickey. “Mayor Pete is a rising star within the Democrat Party on a national stage.”

Mayor Buttigieg is an experienced and well respected public servant in his second term as mayor of South Bend. Upon graduation from Harvard with his bachelors, he was selected as a Rhodes Scholar to study Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford in England. He was commissioned as a Naval Intelligence officer in the Naval Reserves in 2008, and deployed to Afghanistan in 2013. 

Mayor Buttigieg was named mayor of the year for 2013 by GovFresh.com, tying with former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg. Most recently, he ran for Chair of the Democratic National Committee in February, 2017. 

“As South Bend Mayor, Mayor Buttigieg taken on tough challenges and worked to revitalize his city,” added Dickey. “As a candidate for DNC Chair, he reflected our party’s core values in fighting to defend freedom, fairness, families and our future.”  

The party will also present the 2017 William C. Cochran Award. Named in honor of former State Representative William Cochran, this annual honor is awarded to the recipient for his or her sustained contributions to the local party. Past recipients have included elected officials, former party leaders, precinct committee members, and activists. New Albany resident and party patron Terry Ginkins received the award in 2016.

Those who are interested in attending the dinner can learn by contacting Democratic Party Headquarters at 812-725-2020 or going online to http:/bit.ly/JJDinner2017. Tickets for the event are $40 each or $320 for a table of eight. 

Adam Dickey