FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement after Senate Democrats established enough votes to filibuster – procedurally block – the President’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch:“Judge Gorsuch is an impressive jurist who will undoubtedly uphold the rule of law. His record clearly demonstrates he understands his role on the court is not to legislate from the bench, but rather to apply the law as written by elected representatives of the people. There’s not a more qualified judge to replace the late Antonin Scalia,” said Bucshon. “Unfortunately, Senate Democrats today made clear their intent to block a vote on Judge Gorsuch. This obstruction flies in the face of the will of the American people. I call on Senate Democrats to put politics aside and allow a vote on this qualified nominee; and I support Leader McConnell’s intent to confirm Judge Gorsuch using all options available to the Senate if this political theater continues.”
MEET ALEX SCHMITT THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY CANDIDATE FOR CITY COUNCIL FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Alex Schmitt is running for the Evansville City Council At-Large in the Republican primary. He’s a proud 4thgeneration Evansville native, West-sider, and F.J. Reitz graduate, who loves his hometown. He said, “that he was raised to give back to his community, serve his neighbors, uphold his Christian values, and preserve and respect the history of Evansville.”He currently serves on the EVSC Foundation Board of Directors, Reitz Home Museum Board of Directors, Leadership Evansville Executive Board and Board of Directors, and is the Vice President of the Vanderburgh Humane Society. Alex also volunteers for Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana, SMILE on Down Syndrome and Habitat for Humanity, to name only a few. In 2018, he was recognized by the Evansville Courier & Press–Tri-State Business Journal 20 Under 40 as one of the top 20 young professionals in the area, and received the Leadership Evansville Alumnus of the Year Award.He’s a practicing attorney and owner of a small local law firm. In his campaign literature, he states “that he understands the “importance of local economic growth, and will strive to ensure a better quality of life for the citizens of Evansville by being an advocate for the needs of our community.” He says “If elected one of his personal goals is to finally fix our traffic and road problem.” Alex says “he wants to make it easier for small and local businesses to not only get off the ground but to succeed and flourish”. He also feels “that we have outdated municipal ordinances that act as a great hindrance on the success of local businesses.”Finally, “he wants us to think of our community as an investment and that investment takes patience, sacrifice, and hard work, and the only way to get more out of your investment is to put something into it”. “If you want your investment to prosper, you have to put something into it.”FOOTNOTE: Any candidate running in the upcoming City Council primary can send their election profile to the [email protected] to C/O Justin Phillips, Editor and we will publish it at no cost.