Photo courtesy of John Seavolt The annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner was a who’s who of state Republican office holders. Pictured, from row, from left, 84th District State Rep. Keith Faber; 7th District Congressman Bob Gibbs; 12th District Congressman Pat Tiberi; Knox County Republican Party Chairman Chip McConville; 22nd District State Senator and President Larry Obhof; 83rd District State Rep. Rob Sprague; and State GOP Committee member Fred Dailey; and back row, from left, 68th District State House Rep. Rick Carfagna; Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo; and 27th District State Senator Frank LaRose.

Photo courtesy of John Seavolt

The annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner was a who’s who of state Republican office holders. Pictured, from row, from left, 84th District State Rep. Keith Faber; 7th District Congressman Bob Gibbs; 12th District Congressman Pat Tiberi; Knox County Republican Party Chairman Chip McConville; 22nd District State Senator and President Larry Obhof; 83rd District State Rep. Rob Sprague; and State GOP Committee member Fred Dailey; and back row, from left, 68th District State House Rep. Rick Carfagna; Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo; and 27th District State Senator Frank LaRose.

 

Photo courtesy of John Seavolt Pat Tiberi, 12th District Congressman, gives the keynote speech during the Knox County Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Wednesday at The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre.

Photo courtesy of John Seavolt

Pat Tiberi, 12th District Congressman, gives the keynote speech during the Knox County Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Wednesday at The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre.

 

MOUNT VERNON — Former Knox County Common Pleas Judge Otho Eyster was tapped as the “Republican of the Year” during Wednesday night’s Knox County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Dinner.

Eyster was praised by Clerk of Courts Mary Jo Hawkins, who called him “my mentor and friend for 35 years.” She said he was always accessible to young lawyers, set a good example for them, and was always ready to help.

Chuck Martin/News A small group of protesters who said they were part of “12th District Indivisible” were on hand at the entrance to The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre for the annual Knox County Republican Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner to protest Congressman Pat Tiberi’s willingness to talk outside his district, but not meet with his own constituents. View Photo

Group protests Congressman Tiberi

MOUNT VERNON — It wasn’t as big as the crowd inside The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre for the annual Knox County Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner, but the small group organized by District 12 Indivisible, wanted Congressman Pat Tiberi to know they think he’s avoiding them.

Group spokesman Yutan Getzler said they have been trying to get Tiberi to attend a “town hall” style public form so he can hear the concerns of his constituents about issues in Congress, especially what the Republicans are planning to do about the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

Tiberi has avoided attending any large public forums but has said he’s willing to meet with small groups in private.

Getzler said Tiberi’s staff has always been polite, but Tiberi has avoided meeting with them.

 

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