Once you dive down into offices below Mayor, Prosecutor, and Sheriff, and beyond City County Council, candidly I lose track even of the functions of the various elected offices. What does the clerk do? What does the Constable do? What does the recorder do?
Concerned about the future of the Republican Party, I do still have an interest in whether a candidate represents the bigotry for which the Party has become infamous lately, or whether a candidate represents progress.
Last night at the Indy Rainbow Chamber's meet-n-greet, I had a chance to talk Angela Cypress, running for recorder. I won't recount that conversation in detail, except to observe that Angela Cypress strikes me as intelligent, warm, good-humored, and most importantly, highly attuned to the Party's need for progress on glbt issues.
Not only do I believe a member of the glbt community could vote for Cypress for Recorder in good conscience, but that a vote for Cypress would strengthen an important moderate presence in the Republican Party, alongside such officeholders as Carl Brizzi running for Prosecutor.
Members of the community will have an opportunity to meet both at the First Republicans meet-n-greet at 120 West, the bar and grill located in the Hilton, at 120 West Market, today from 5:30 to 7:00.