Political Notebook

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    Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries has received the endorsement of the Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT in his primary election race for the District 15 Indiana State Senate seat.
  • Wyss honored by commissioners
    The Allen County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday paid tribute to retiring state Sen. Tom Wyss at its legislative recap breakfast.
  • 3 Democrats to talk taxes
    Democratic candidates for state auditor, a state Senate seat and Wayne Township trustee will have a joint appearance Monday to talk about Earned Income Tax Credit programs and helping low-income Hoosiers file their tax returns.

3 from area in Lugar leadership series

Three residents of northeast Indiana are among 20 women from around the state selected for the current class of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.

Class members include Lana Keesling, who manages accounting, benefits and information systems departments for CWC Logistics in Fort Wayne; state Rep. Rebecca Kubacki, R-Syracuse; and Sofia Rosales-Scatena, an officer for the Fort Wayne Police Department and president of the local Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.

The non-profit Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is a women’s leadership development program whose goal is to increase the number of Republican women in local, state and national elective and appointive offices. The program, which lasts nine months and concludes with a graduation ceremony in Washington, D.C., has trained 421 women since its inception in 1990.