Dubois County Democrats gathered Saturday evening for food and fellowship during the party’s annual Truman Dinner and fundraiser.
Area Democrats socialized with local town elected officials as well as state senator Richard Young. Young reported to attendees on actions taken during this years last legislative session, which largely dealt with Indiana’s $3 million budget. He also elaborated on other additional money allocated for Indiana roads and building state universities.
Also in attendance as the featured speaker for the night was recently elected US senator Joe Donnelly. Donnelly, who previously owned a business and served as US representative for 6 years, commended dubois countys low unemployment rate and fiscal responsibility. He also discussed his plan to further legislation to create more jobs and to counsel recent veterans. Donnelly says in 2012 more active duty service members committed suicide than were killed in combat in Afghanistan. He hopes to promote outreach for vets who might not seek out the help.