The Morrow County Republicans held their ‘Lincoln Day Dinner’ at the Cardington American Legion hall on March 3. Mills Poorman lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation was done by Jerimiah Wagner.
Dan Osborne introduced the elected officials. Jim Carroll was the Master of Ceremonies this year and introduced guest speaker, 94th President of the Ohio Senate, Keith Faber.
Faber has served in the statehouse for the past 15 years and represents the 12th district, which encompasses all of Allen, Champaign, Mercer and Shelby Counties, as well as portions of Auglaize, Darke and Logan Counties.
He is currently serving his second term as President of the Senate. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives.
Faber told the group he has a goal of making Ohio the best place to live, work and raise a family. He finished his speech advising everyone to make sure to vote this year, after which he received a standing ovation.
Following Faber’s speech, local and state elected officials running for office were introduced and each was given three minutes to speak. The Republican Women’s group organized a membership drive and served hors d’oeuvres. A special thank you was given to Sheriff Steve Brenneman who sang for the crowd this year.
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