FORT LORAMIE — Keynote speaker at the Shelby County GOP 200 Club Appreciation Dinner held at St. Michael’s Hall Thursday evening was Warren Davidson, United States House Representative from the 8th District.
Davidson, a native of Sidney, served in the United States Army and earned an appointment to West Point. Davidson credits U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan as his inspiration for running for Congress. Davidson said as a member of the 2016 House he thanks God that Hillary Clinton is not the U.S’s president.
With all President Trump has accomplished Davidson feels Congress has got on the scoreboard playing defense but needs to be on the offense. He noted the United States has the best economy that its had in a long time.
Concerning the caravan heading to the United States Davidson said it is not yet known how it is being financed and who is the energy behind it. The good news, he said, is that most people in western Ohio do not support illegal immigration and the caravan.
Davidson said he is happy that President Trump is making trade deals.
Davidson answered additional questions concerning tariffs, immigration, and the Freedom Caucus noting Jordan would make an excellent Speaker of the House, one who would make changes. In response to the mood concerning Trump, Davidson noted the Republican party is now Donald Trump’s party and he is showing strong support for candidates across the country.
Davidson feels candidates should do what they say, adding it has been an interesting two years serving in the United States House of Representatives.
State Rep. Nino Vitale of the 85th District updated the attendees on the “State Zoo” and the lame duck session. He stressed the importance of who will be the new Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives. Vitale expressed his appreciation for Shelby County voters as they voted 61 percent on his behalf.
Susan Manchester, 84th District candidate, urged Shelby County voters to vote. She’s looking forward to the General Assembly.
State GOP member of the Ohio Central Committee Katie Deland noted this is a critical race this year and said voters have to come out and make our area “real red.”
Aaron Heilers, executive chairman for the Shelby County GOP Central Committee, was master of ceremony for the event which was catered by The Spot Restaurant of Sidney. Heilers thanked the events committee of the Central Committee for making the event a success and also Jim and Theresa Kerg, who were instrumental in helping behind the scene to make the event happen.
He also thanked all for making donations and input in moving the Shelby County GOP party forward.