"Trust, But Verify"

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The 2014 Open Door Laws Seminar in Little York, Indiana Local Candidate Page - 2014 Election

Local Candidate Finance Reports

The Fall Candidate Debates - Sponsored by Salem Leader Publishing and Washington County Farm Bureau

State Board of Accounts Audits
of Departments with Candidates running for Office


The 2014 Open Door Laws Seminar in Little York, Indiana
Research Your Candidates

Candidate Campaign Financial for Federal, State
and even local Candidates.

State and Local Government Finances
to figure out if you want to vote the incumbant back in.

Check out if there were any Complaints or Law Violations
by your Local Government.
Research Your Candidates
Washington County Voting Equipment Test - 2014 To prepare for this year's election, the Washington County Clerk's Office publically tested the voting machines.

I want to thank County Clerk Shirley Batt and everyone from this office for their (as always) professional hospitality.

Click Here for the video.

The Fall Candidate Political Debates
are just about here.

The Salem Candidate Forum is now up.

The New Pekin Candidate Forum is now up.

The Campbellsburg Candidate Forum is now up.

Sponsored by Leader Publishing Company and Washington County Farm Bureau, Inc.

Until then, we have reposted the Candidate Forums from the 2010 Elections.
Washington County Candidate Forums - 2010
  Our new motto:  Trust, but Verify

"Trust, but verify" is a form of advice given which recommends that while a source of information might be considered reliable, one should perform additional research to verify that such information is accurate, or trustworthy.

Made famous in the US by Ronald Reagan who adopted the proverb as a signature phrase and who subsequently used it frequently when discussing U.S. relations with the Soviet Relations.

 

Budget Hearings Live!
This Sunday's The Practical Politician show - August 17, 2014

The Pekin Outreach Center - an interview with Laurie Carr.

"A place where people can find support, counsel, friendship, referrals, prayer, biblical guidance in a safe family oriented environment."
The Practical Politician Show - here on IndianaProud.com - this Sunday - August 10th - at 5pm EST
This is the first of our Candidate Interviews.
We will try to sit down with the candidates running for each office and have a quiet discussion on the issues. 
This will give the candidates an opportunity to speak out on the issues that are important to them and why they are running for these offices. 
This week Preston Shell (Republican) and Tom Day (Democrat) sat down with me to talk about the major issues that they face in this Washington County Commissioner election campaign.
The Practical Politician You can view the first Live Broadcast of

The Practical Politician Show

here on IndianaProud.com
this Sunday - July 20th - at 5pm EST

The topic will be
The Open Door Laws, Washington County, IN Government & Your Money.
My guests will be Max Greene (Sheriff Candidate) and David Norton (Auditor Candidate).

From 5:00 to 5:30 we will have the general discussion with our guests and between 5:30 to 6:00 we will bring forward
Questions and Comments from the Audience
To leave a question or comment for the show, 
call or text 
(812) 641-5483 (641-LIVE)
any time until 5:55p this Sunday.
If you know how to use this Web Call Button, here you go.
Research your Candidates - Just Follow the Money

We now have the April "Report of Receipts and Expenditures of a Political Committee" for the Primary Candidates for Assessor - Auditor - County Commissioner - County Council - Sheriff - Recorder.
Click here to pull up this page.

The Deadline to register to vote is April 7th - Register to vote from the comfort of your computer.

 

The following are the links to register on-line in the state of Indiana. The first two links are more informational - but can actually lead to the last link at the bottom which takes you directly into the voter registration process.

 

These are all Indiana Government links.

 

Voter due dates and other information - http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2403.htm

 

This has a variety of links (almost like a voter toolkit) - https://indianavoters.in.gov/PublicSite/PublicMain.aspx

 

The online voter registration link -  https://indianavoters.in.gov/PublicSite/OVR/Introduction.aspx?Link=Polling

 

Or you can go directly to IN.gov, search for voter registration and access these links yourself.   It's all good.

WASHINGTON COUNTY
Federal, State, Judicial and Local Office Candidates
May 6, 2014 Primary Election
Click Here for the Washington County Link
This is an excerpt from the November 19, 2013 Washington County Commissioner and Council Special Meeting where the health insurance for the county employees was discussed. 
The decision was made to increase their pay and to drop the county health insurance benefit. 
According to Cybertek Engineering - the technical service for Washington County - the County Employees have been using the County Internet Service to listen to music and watch Netflix videos while at work - to the point that they use up so much bandwidth that the State and County Programs that need to function to do our community's business don't have enough bandwidth to function properly.  
The County had to spend a little over $2,000 additional money to enhance the firewall. 
Here is an excerpt from that meeting.
Click Here to see the full video of the August 6th Commissioner meeting and Here to see the written adjustments.

Washington County Economic Summit
March 2, 2011
Because of a lawsuit claiming sex discrimination that was leveled at the Washington County Government, Economic Growth Partnership and the City of Salem Government, there have been a lot of requests for this video to be reposted on IndianaProud.com. 

There was a claim made that there were inappropriate remarks made by our local officials on this tape. 

To be honest, I couldn't find anything. 

No request has every been made to IndianaProud.com by any of the parties involved in these lawsuits to obtain a copy of the unproduced video (which we have in our records).
March 11, 2011 Washington County Economic Summit

Click Here to View the Video
The Election Board Hearing - February 21, 2012
Washington County Republican Chairman Randall Bills filed the challenges against 5 Primary candidates to have them removed from the ballet.
Click here to see the hearing
As a Free Service,
we video tape local Washington County, Indiana public meetings.
The Washington County Property Tax Assessment Board History of Trouble
Local Candidate Page - 2014 Election
October 21, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
The Candidate Forums from the 2010 Elections
October 7, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
October 6, 2014 Washington County Zoning & BZA
October 6, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
September 16, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
August 19, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
August 5, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
August 4, 2014 Washington County Zoning and BZA
August 4, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
July 31, 2014 Salem, Indiana Board of Zoning Appeals
Washington County PtaBoa Hearings - July 23rd, 24th and 30th of 2014
Washington County 2015 County Budget Hearings
July 15, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
July 14, 2014 Town of Campbellsburg Water Project Contract Signing
July 8, 2014 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
July 8, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Special Meeting - Insurance Bids
July 7, 2014 Washington County Zoning Board Meeting
July 7, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
July 1, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
June 10, 2014 Washington County Commissioners Special Meeting
June 3, 2014 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
June 3, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
June 2, 2014 Washington County Zoning Meeting
June 2, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
May 29, 2014 Town of Campbellsburg Water Project Bid Meeting
May 20, 2014 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
May 20, 2014 City of Campbellsburg Pre-Bid Meeting
May 20, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
May 7, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
May 5, 2014 Washington County Zoning Meeting
May 5, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
April 7, 2014 Washington County Zoning Board
April 7, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
April 1, 2014 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
April 1, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
March 20, 2014 Town of Campbellsburg Water System Improvements Pre-Bid Meeting
March 18, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
March 4, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
March 3, 2014 Washington County Zoning Board Meeting
Febrary 18, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
February 4, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
February 3, 2014 Washington County Zoning Board Meeting
February 3, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
December 3, 2013 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
December 3, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
December 2, 2013 Washington County Zoning Meeting
December 2, 2013 Washington County Council Meeting
November 19, 2013 Washington County Commissioner/Council Special Meeting
November 5, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
November 4, 2013 Washington County Zoning Meeting
November 4, 2013 Washington County Council Meeting
October 29, 2013 Washington County Commissioner and Council Special Meeting
October 15, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
October 7, 2013 Washington County Zoning Meeting
October 7, 2013 Washington County Council and Commissioner Joint Meeting
October 1, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
September 17, 2013 Washington County Delaney Creek Park Board Meeting
September 17, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
September 10, 2013 Washington County Zoning Meeting
September 4, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
September 3, 2013 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
September 3, 2013 Washington County Council Meeting
August 22, 2013 Washington County Council - Budget Hearings Meeting
August 20, 2013 Delaney Creek Park Board Meeting
August 20, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
August 6, 2013 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
August 6, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
August 5, 2013 Washington County Zoning Board Meeting
August 5, 2013 Washington County Council Meeting
July 24 & 25, 2013 Washington County 2014 Proposed Budget Hearings
Washington County 2014 Proposed Budget Files
July 16, 2013 Washington County Delaney Creek Park Board Meeting
July 16, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
March 2, 2011 Washington County Economic Summit
July 2, 2013 Washington County Tourism Meeting
July 2, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
July 1, 2013 Washington County Zoning Board Meeting
Live Broadcast Page

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