Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wesco Receives NRA Endorsement

Endorsed by the NRATimothy Wesco, the Republican candidate for State Representative in District 21, secured another powerful endorsement this week. The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund endorsed Wesco because he is a “pro Second Amendment/pro-hunting candidate who supports gun owners and sportsmen,” according to Ashley Varner, the Indiana State Liaison for the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.

The NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is the NRA's political action committee. The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates - irrespective of party affiliation - based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire.

Wesco said that he’s “thrilled to receive the backing of the most powerful voice in support of the 2nd Amendment in the country. I’m grateful that the NRA stands strong in the support of our Constitution and the Founders’ vision of a free America. I look forward to working with them to advance the interests of Indiana’s law-abiding gun owners."

Friday, October 1, 2010

Wesco Responds to Slanderous Attacks by Opponent; Demands Apology


Wesco's Response:

I find Mr. Fish’s attempt to impugn my character and integrity absolutely offensive. To bring up legitimate questions seeking explanation would have been acceptable. Calling me a criminal in public is not. He shamelessly claimed that I have “committed a crime” that I am illegally avoiding property taxes and that I have committed perjury. This public slander of my reputation in front of my house is completely unacceptable.

When I purchased the home earlier this year, it was not in a livable condition. Among other things, I found termite damage and other conditions that prevented the home from being occupied. As confirmed by the St. Joseph County Auditor's office, I have until December 31st to move into my home and still claim a homestead exemption for this year. By that time, I fully anticipate completing the necessary remodeling and making the home livable.

With a simple phone call to the Auditor's office or any competent attorney, Mr. Fish could have obtained this information. Rather, he hastily and recklessly scheduled a press conference and accused me of criminal activity. This is dirty and desperate politics.

I demand a public retraction of these false statements from the Fish Campaign and an apology by Mr. Fish.

Then, I hope Mr. Fish turns his attention to the real issues in this campaign, including his vision for jobs. Voters want answers, not false allegations.

Update 10/4/2010 - Prosecutor concluded that criminal charges are not appropriate in this matter. Read the prosecutor's entire statement (PDF).

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mary Mangus and Family endorse Tim Wesco!

September 2010

"Mary Mangus and family are pleased to endorse Timothy Wesco to be the next State Representative from House District 21.'

'We understand how important good leadership is in these very difficult times.  Tim is a leader in our community, involved in many civic organizations and is a Firefighter and First Responder for the Penn Township Fire Department.'

'Tim has also been endorsed by several leading organizations, including Indiana Right for Life. Let’s send someone to the State House who has lived his entire life right here in HD 21 and understands the concerns of the constituents and will fight for the conservative values we all believe in.  We enthusiastically and whole heartily, as we stand here with Tim today, ask for your support and vote for Tim, on November 2.  Our next State representative from HD 21!"

Mary Mangus is the wife of the late Dick Mangus (R-Lakeville), who Represented Indiana House District 21 for 32 years, from 1972-2004.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wesco Endorsed by Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT

Wesco Endorsed by Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT

Timothy Wesco, the Republican candidate for State Representative in District 21, has been endorsed by the political action committee of Indiana’s largest general farm organization and promoter of agriculture. In a letter to Wesco’s campaign, Farm Bureau ELECT said, “We are delighted to endorse you, and we look forward to a beneficial relationship after your election.”

“I look forward to working with Farm Bureau at the statehouse to promote positive changes for agriculture and our communities," Wesco said in a written statement released after he received the endorsement. "Partnering with Farm Bureau, we will work to encourage rural economic opportunities and enterprises to ensure that Indiana’s future agricultural strength will continue to represent our state’s rich agricultural heritage.”  

Wesco is a Penn Township Firefighter running to replace outgoing Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown), who is running for U.S. Congress. 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Wesco Concerned About Cost to Indiana of Federal Health Care

On Wednesday, the Secretary of the Family & Social Services Administration and the acting state Insurance Commissioner publicly released a memo they had sent to Governor Daniels earlier in the week outlining the cost of federal health care reform in Indiana. Based on both independent and internal analysis, the memo stated that Indiana taxpayers must foot the bill for between $3 billion and $3.7 billion in federally mandated state-level health care spending over the next ten years. - Timothy Wesco

Read the full Elkart Truth story, "Wesco wants state to opt out of federal programs" here

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Indiana Right to Life Endorses Wesco's General Election Race

We are pleased to announce the below endorsement of the Indiana Right to Life in this general election race.

Dear Mr. Wesco:

I am pleased to inform you that the Indiana Right to Life PAC is officially endorsing your candidacy. Our endorsement is based on a variety of factors including your completed Indiana Right to Life survey showing your strong support for our legislative priorities.

Thank you for your support for the sanctity of life, and best wishes on your important run for office.

Mike Fichter