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Floyd County Democrats Announce Sherman Minton Dinner

 Annual Fundraiser to Feature Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley

NEW ALBANY, April 11, 2018 – The Floyd County Democratic Party has announced details for their 2018 Sherman Minton Dinner. Honoring former U.S. Senator and Supreme Court Justice Sherman Minton, the event will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00pm, at The Grand Theater, 138 E. Market Street, New Albany. The keynote speaker will be Dayton Mayor and Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Democratic Mayors Nan Whaley.

“We are pleased and honored to welcome Mayor Whaley as our keynote speaker to the annual dinner,” stated County Chair Adam Dickey. “Mayor Whaley’s visit is a true honor and reflects the notoriety New Albany has earned as a growing city and the importance of this election cycle.”

A native of Indiana, Mayor Whaley’s career is distinguished by her commitment to public service, civic involvement and interest in local government. First elected as Mayor of Dayton, Ohio, in 2013, she has focused her administration on improving the quality of life in her community, developing educational opportunities and enhancing workforce development, particularly in the manufacturing sector. As Vice President of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors, Whaley plays an integral part in promoting urban policy and community needs on behalf of Democratic Mayor’s nationwide.

“Whaley reflects the positive message and proven practices that Democrats bring to this election cycle,” stated Dickey. “Through service and leadership, our officeholders and candidates are working to build bridges across our community that empower our citizens and creates opportunities for success.”

The party will also present the 2018 William C. Cochran Award at the dinner. 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. Last year’s award recipients were Patricia Linck and C. William Lohmeyer.

Those who are interested in attending the dinner can learn more by contacting Democratic Party Headquarters at 812-725-2020 or going online to http://bit.ly/Minton2018. Tickets for the event are $50 each or $400 for a table of eight. 

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Adam Dickey