Political Notebook


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.