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Cruz Campaign Press Release - Ted Cruz Announces Indiana Leadership Team

April 30, 2016

HOUSTON, Texas — One day after Indiana Governor Mike Pence endorsed Senator Ted Cruz, Presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced his Indiana Leadership Team today.

The team is composed of 38 current and former elected officials and key grassroots leaders, and is led by Senate Majority Floor Leader Brandt Hershman. "We need a strong, principled conservative in the White House," said Hershman. "Throughout Indiana, conservatives are uniting behind Senator Cruz. He has demonstrated himself to be a trusted conservative voice in the U.S. Senate and we need that same leadership in our next President."

Cruz also announced a team of 153 grassroots county chairs with at least one chair in every county across the state of Indiana. "This incredible team has led the grassroots efforts in every corner of the state," said Shelly Blankenbaker, Cruz's grassroots coordinator for the 9th district of Indiana. "Senator Cruz is a man of faith, and that is resonating with the citizens of Indiana. Not only that, but he has a proven record that shows what kind of leader he will be for this country."

"I am thrilled to announce such an outstanding group of courageous conservatives leading our campaign in Indiana," said Cruz. "With our dedicated team of leaders who work tirelessly in Indiana to restore freedom to this country, I am confident that conservatives will continue to unite behind our campaign."

Indiana Leadership Team

Senator Brandt Hershman, Majority Floor Leader

Senator Jeff Raatz

Senator Dennis Kruse

Senator Travis Holdman

Senator Scott Schneider

Representative Matthew Lehman, Majority Floor Leader

Representative Mike Speedy

Representative Dale Devon

Representative Tim Brown, M.D.

Representative Timothy Wesco

Representative Don Lehe

Representative Bob Cherry

Representative Wes Culver

Representative Bob Heaton

Thomas M. Fisher­- Indiana Solicitor General

Cindy Noe­- Former Indiana State Representative

Mayor Joe McGuinness-­ Mayor of Franklin

Russell Willis-­ Madison County GOP Chairman

Brian Baird­- Johnson County Commission and GOP Chairman

Linda Spartz-­ Hamilton County GOP Vice Chairman

William Price­- Boone County Tea Party

Diana Freeman-­ Boone County Tea Party

Joan Billman­- Greencastle Defenders of Liberty

Fred Glynn­- Hamilton County Councilman

Curt Smith­- President of the Indiana Family Institute

Jamey Noel-­ Clark County Sheriff

Michael Nielsen-­ Boone County Sheriff

Eric Turner, Former Speaker Pro Tempore, Indiana House of Representatives

Kurt and Kristin Luidhardt

Alex Azar

Tom Wheeler

Jackie Bennett

Nick Dugan

Joy Pullman

Tim Rushenberg

Indiana County Leadership

Brent Arnold­- Adams County

Jeff Brasseur-­ Allen County

Tug Pierson­- Allen County

John Crawford-­ Allen County

Chris Barnekov­- Allen County

Scott Bardakjy­- Bartholomew County

Sandra Tabert­- Benton County

Jerry Christman-­ Blackford County

Brian Wolf­- Boone County

James Kirkpatrick-­ Boone County

Valerie Swack-­ Boone County

Jackie Rhoton­- Boone County

William Hastings-­ Brown County

Josh Plue­- Carroll County

John Rhoades-­ Cass County

Shelly Blankenbaker-­ Clark County

Monty Snelling­- Clark County

Judith Balzano­- Clay County

Larry Moss-­ Clay County

Julie Plue­- Clinton County

Deb Plue­- Clinton County

R. Whitney Timberlake-­ Crawford County

Aaron Aldred­- Daviess County

Judith Howard­- Dearborn County

Charles Hocker-­ Decatur County

Margaret Jean Johannigman­- Decatur County

John Kruse­- DeKalb County

Tara Lilly­- DeKalb County

Chuck East-­ Delaware County

Angela Engelberth-­ Dubois County

Brent Myers­- Dubois County

Pam Rothi-­ Elkhart County

Jason Woods-­ Fayette County

Joshua Durstine-­ Fayette County

Terri Rumpf­- Floyd County

Kelly Thieneman-­ Floyd County

Jessica Viana­- Floyd County

Deanna Truitt­- Floyd County

Steve Allen­- Fountain County

Ken Brock­- Franklin County

Troy Mikesell-­ Fulton County

Kerry Overton-­ Gibson County

Kevin Schafer­- Gibson County

Michael Jones­- Grant County

Steve Whitlock­- Grant County

William Oricks­- Greene County

Jerel Clanney­- Greene County

James Swick­- Hamilton County

Mary Ann Cole-­ Hamilton County

Mary Ann Parilla-­ Hamilton County

Bryan Fisher­- Hancock County

Wayland Casey Lakes-­ Hancock County

Brad DeVore­- Harrison County

Briana Howe­- Hendricks County

Tim Rushenberg-­ Hendricks County

Gregory Dean Ferguson-­ Hendricks County

Maria Biddle­- Henry County

Karen Heinlein-­ Howard County

Corey Lee Eppard-­ Huntington County

Adrian Ford­- Huntington County

Jpaul Biehl­- Huntington County

Larry Carmichael-­ Jackson County

Angela Barnes­- Jasper County

Cheryl Warran­- Jasper County

David Haines­- Jay County

Dwayne May­- Jefferson County

Eric Jarboe­- Jennings County

Joshua Burrows-­ Johnson County

Troy Tyson­- Johnson County

Brett Bobe­- Knox County

Cody Bobe­- Knox County

Bryant Smith-­ Knox County

Teresa Kay Martin-­ Kosciusko County

Debra Spencer­- Kosciusko County

Ted Westafer­- Kosciusko County

Leon Lehman-­ LaGrange County

Cynthia Binkley-­ LaGrange County

Mike Bennett­- Lake County

Scotty Robertson-­ LaPorte County

Gina Pridemore­- Lawrence County

Arlene Price­- Madison County

Damon Hood-­ Marion County

Christopher Schuman-­ Marion County

Chela Baer­- Marshall County

James Edwards-­ Martin County

Larry Oden­- Miami County

Janis Nye­- Miami County

James Lederle-­ Miami County

Matthew Shute­- Monroe County

Robert Hall­- Monroe County

Ryan Walters-­ Montgomery County

Daniel Elliott­- Morgan County

Tina Turner-­ Morgan County

Bob Phillips­- Morgan County

Deanna Nymeyer-­ Newton County

Sarah Carlson­- Newton County

Neal Johnson­- Noble County

Cheryl Johnson-­ Noble County

Amy Beckett­- Ohio County

Patton Busick-­ Orange County

Chuck Hess­- Owen County

Hannah Brandon-­ Owen County

Bill Webster­- Parke County

Teresa Eubank-­ Perry County

Elijah Parker­- Pike County

Jacob Huseman-­ Porter County

Russell Powell­- Posey County

Levi Messer­- Pulaski County

Seth Amos­- Putnam County

Amy Beckett-­ Randolph County

J.D. Prescott­- Randolph County

Doris Preston­- Randolph County

Patricia Carson-­ Ripley County

Lewis Land­- Rush County

Philip Newhouse-­ Rush County

William Ohstrom-­ Scott County

Gina Lemasters­- Shelby County

Rebecca Tichenor-­ Spencer County

Larry Groves­- Spencer County

Wanda Toler­- Spencer County

Jason Toler­- Spencer County

Robert Wheeler-­ St. Joseph County

Stuart Wolfarth­- St. Joseph County

Leslie Howard­- Redweik­ Starke County

Seirra Bowman­- Steuben County

Don Bowman­- Steuben County

Sherwood Kelley­- Sullivan County

Tim Leigh­- Sullivan County

James Rush-­ Switzerland County

Derrek Staley-­ Tippecanoe County

Jordan Kessler-­ Tippecanoe County

Alan Baumgartner-­ Tipton County

Sherry Eubanks­- Union County

David Elliott Short-­ Vanderburgh County

Russ Pogue­- Vanderburgh County

Tim Ryocum­- Vermillion County

Darian Lindsay-­ Vermillion County

Lowell Eck Jr.­- Vigo County

Lucia Trexler­- Vigo County

Johnny Vaughn-­ Vigo County

Sherry Eubanks­- Union County

Jimmy Starr­- Wabash County

William Crone-­ Warren County

Laura Thompson-­ Warrick County

Sandra Bedan­- Washington County

Marcelle Sams-­ Wayne County

Richard Galloway-­ Wayne County

Judi Sonnigsen­- Wells County

Ed Ferguson­- Wells County

Karen Hall­- White County

Tina Elliott­-Longacre-­ Whitley County

Kimberly Wilcoxson­- Whitley County

Chris Martin-­ Whitley County

*Titles and affiliations of all endorsers are provided for identification purposes only.

Ted Cruz, Cruz Campaign Press Release - Ted Cruz Announces Indiana Leadership Team Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/318439

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