U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will be the special guest and keynote speaker at the Allen County Republican Party's yearly Reagan Bean Dinner on Oct. 16.
Allen County GOP Chairman Steve Shine said Wednesday in a news release that the upcoming appearance by McCarthy, R-Calif., and a May 5 visit to Fort Wayne by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., are signs of House Republican leaders' respect for and confidence in freshman Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd.
McCarthy, a former California state legislator from Bakersfield, was first elected to the House in 2006. The GOP caucus elected him majority whip in 2011 and majority leader in 2014.
The dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. at Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 303 E. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. A VIP reception will be from 5:30 to 6:30.
Admission is $65 a person for dinner and $150 a person for dinner and reception. Reservations are due Oct. 9