Republicans set Lincoln Day dinner

STEUBENVILLE – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R, Marietta, will be the keynote speakers on April 18 for the annual Lincoln Day dinner.

Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Dr. Brian Wilson said the dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the Steubenville Country Club.

“Tickets are $35 each. We will have a buffet dinner and a live auction. And the tickets can be purchased from our vice president, Bill Hannen. His telephone number is (740) 264-1233 and checks can be made payable to the Jefferson County Republican Party in care of Bill Hannen, 4604 Fairway Drive, Steubenville, OH 43953,” explained Wilson.

“We are anticipating a large turnout for the dinner, and attendees will be able to hear the latest on state and federal issues. Secretary Husted will be in the area all day attending a series of events and, of course, Congressman Johnson is no stranger to Jefferson County,” said Wilson.

“Given the issues now under discussion in Columbus and the federal budget issues in Washington, D.C., I am sure we will all learn some valuable information that evening,” Wilson added.

According to Wilson, Husted is Ohio’s 53rd secretary of state and is responsible for oversight of elections in the Buckeye State.

He was first elected to public office in 2000 as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.

After serving two terms as speaker of the House, Husted was elected to the Ohio Senate.

Johnson is now serving his second term as the congressman from Ohio’s 6th Congressional District.

He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1973 and retired as a lieutenant colonel after a distinguished military career of more than 26 years.

From 2006 through 2010, Johnson served as chief information officer of a global manufacturer of highly engineered electronic components for the transportation industry headquartered in Northeast Ohio. As a member of the executive leadership team, he managed a multi-million dollar departmental budget.

Johnson was elected to a second term as U.S. Representative in November.