Democrats urge voting, honor local leader


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Vigo County Democratic Party welcomed special guests Thursday evening.

Indiana lieutenant governor candidate, Christina Hale, spoke at the Harry S. Truman Dinner. Susan Bayh, Senator Evan Bayh’s wife, also spoke at the event.

Every year, one person is awarded for their contribution to local democratic party efforts. Thursday, County Commissioner, Judith Anderson, was honored. Local party leaders say her life reflects a democratic lifestyle.

During the event, organization leaders also talked about the importance of voting.

“With the results from the early voting at the court house, a lot of people are coming out to vote, which is encouraging. And obviously, we’re trying to encourage democrats to vote. The polls that have been disclosed nationally and statewide are very encouraging for democrats. But, people still have to go vote. So, we encourage everyone to get out and vote on Election Day,” said Joe Etling, Vigo County Democratic Party Chairman.

This is the 35th year for the event.