Donnelly to headline Putnam Democrats' June 21 J-J reception
The Putnam County Democrats have announced that U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) will be the keynote speaker for the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Reception scheduled for Saturday, June 21.
The public is welcome to attend the family-friendly event. The reception will begin at 4 p.m. in the Emerson Room at the Inn at DePauw in Greencastle.
"We are excited to have the senator with us," Putnam County Democrat Chairman Adam Cohen said in announcing Donnelly's appearance, "as it's not often they make it Greencastle, and we want to let everyone know they can come to the reception to meet him."
Donnelly previously served the 2nd Congressional District, and was first elected in 2006. After being re-elected to the House in 2008 and 2010, he was elected to the Senate in 2012.
In the Senate, he serves on the Armed Services, Agriculture and Aging committees. On the Armed Services Committee, he serves on the following subcommittees: Airland, Readiness and Strategic Forces. On the Agriculture Committee, he serves on the following subcommittees: Commodities, Markets, Trade and Risk Management, of which he is the chairman; Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation; and Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing and Agriculture Security.
Prior to serving in Congress, Donnelly helped run a small business in Mishawaka. He also practiced law in South Bend.
Tickets to the event are available to the public at $15 per person, $25 per couple and $5 for children age 12 and under.
Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available with special music by local artists featured throughout the evening.
Sen. Donnelly will join members of the Putnam County Democrats' Century Club and Millennium Club at 3 p.m. for a private reception and message.
To reserve a spot at the reception, persons may call Jinsie Bingham at 653-3565 or mail a check to P.O. Box 602, Greencastle, IN 46135 by June 14.
To join the Century Club, send a check for $100 per person, or $250 or more per person to join the Millennium Club. Checks should be made out to "Putnam County Democrats."