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 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wesco Stands with Arizona

"Our states and local governments are feeling the consequences of pathetic federal inaction.  It is time for bold laws on the part of our state legislatures across this nation to give our local communities the tools they need to preserve law and order and to stand up to Washington, D.C., for not enforcing its own laws. I support Arizona and its immigration law and will work for similar legislation in Indiana."  -Timothy Wesco

Read the full Elkhart Truth story, "District 21 candidates differ on immigration" here.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Indiana Manufacturers Association endorses Wesco

(Mishawaka, IN) -The Indiana Manufacturers Association, Indiana’s leading advocate for industry, has endorsed Timothy Wesco for State Representative in House District 21. “Having examined the candidates, we find manufacturing interests would be best served by [Timothy Wesco] winning election to the House of Representatives from House District 21.” “We are proud to support [his] candidacy, and we want [him] to win,” wrote Ed Roberts, Vice President of the IMA.
The IMA represents more than a thousand member companies, who employ thousands of Hoosiers.
“My family has manufactured pianos at Walter Piano Co. in Elkhart for nearly 40 years,” said Wesco. “I‘ve also worked in the RV manufacturing sector at Gulf Stream Coach and Keystone RV. These were fine companies that provided opportunity for me to succeed. We are blessed to live in the most manufacturing-intensive state in America and I stand ready to help expand and grow our manufacturing base through sound economic policy.”
“We urge all manufacturers, business persons, employers and voters of House District 21 to vote for Timothy Wesco. The economic future of Indiana depends on it” wrote Ed Roberts, Vice-President of the IMA.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wesco to speak at Teen Club in Brazil Indiana

The Teens for Liberty Generation Joshua Club are inviting the public to meet Timothy Wesco at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, at the North Meridian Street Church of Christ in Brazil Indiana.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tea Party Leaders endorse Wesco!

Tea Party of Michiana Action Coalition Endorses Wesco

The Tea Party of Michiana Action Coalition of Elkhart, Ind., is today officially endorsing Timothy Wesco in the May 4 primary in House District 21. This endorsement demonstrates the national Tea Party/912 activity at all spheres of political involvement from local and state, to the federal levels.

The Tea Party of Michiana Action Coalition is made up of leaders from major Tea Party/912 groups in Elkhart and St. Joe Counties; Susan Chilberg and Peter Recchio, both board members of Michiana 912, Bob Moore of Elkhart County Patriots, and Nancy Pletcher of Citizens for Personal Responsibility (CPR).

Timothy Wesco "represents the conservative ideals our movement supports, among them: a return to God's moral compass, fidelity to the constitution and the founding principles it represents, smaller government, fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets, free markets, personal responsibility, accountability, and representing our voice." offered Recchio. Chilberg commented "We must return to these values and principles on the local and state levels to move the country back to its intended roots."

Moore added "We take these endorsements very seriously. We believe that these gentlemen will guide Indiana in a responsible, sustainable, and principled conservative constitutional direction." Pletcher said she "sees a renewed interest in state and local government, and its importance in the conduct of day to day governance."

Although Michiana 912 has a group non-endorsement policy, Michiana912 encourages individual members to endorse their chosen candidates, and to actively work for the campaigns of their choice.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

American Family Assn. PAC Endorses Wesco

Leading Pro-Family Group Endorses Timothy Wesco for State Representative!

(Indianapolis, IN) - The American Family Association of Indiana PAC announced that it has endorsed Timothy Wesco for State Representative in House District 21.

The long economic recession and the historic issues coming from Washington in recent months seem to have awakened Hoosier voters all across Indiana. With just one week left before the May 4th primary, many analysts and political observers are wondering what outcomes this increased voter interest might produce.

“One of the impacts of this politically active year is that a whole new host of candidates have stepped up to run for office. Timothy Wesco is one of the exciting new faces on the political scene in Indiana. We are very proud to stand with Tim in his run for State Representative. We believe Timothy Wesco has put together an outstanding campaign and has a bright future in Hoosier politics,” said Micah Clark, President of AFA of Indiana PAC.

“Supporting Timothy Wesco in the May 4th Primary and the November election can ensure that House District 21 maintains the pro-family and pro-life representation it has come to expect with State Representative Jackie Walorski now running for US Congress,” said Micah Clark, AFA of Indiana PAC President.

The AFA of Indiana Political Action Committee was formed in March 2006 for the purpose of educating voters about candidates who embrace traditional values and issues that impact families, churches and communities.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Indiana Family Action PAC endorses Wesco

Indiana Family Action PAC endorses Timothy Wesco

Indiana Family Action PAC today announced their endorsement of Republican candidate for House District 21, Timothy Wesco.

“Tim is a true conservative champion who shares our traditional Hoosier values,” IFA PAC Executive Director Ryan McCann said. “The freedoms we cherish are under attack now more than ever. That’s why we need strong conservative leaders like Tim Wesco fighting for us every day at the Indiana Statehouse. I’ve worked with Jackie Walorski for years down in the Indiana House of Representatives on pro-family, pro-life, pro-marriage issues and know what a fighter she is for conservative values. We need an outstanding conservative like Tim Wesco to follow in her footsteps.”

Timothy Wesco has been an outspoken advocate for traditional marriage and the lives of the unborn during his campaign for the Republican nomination for House District 21. With long-time liberal activist groups like the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Indiana Equality and others attempting to socially engineer a traditionally family-friendly state into their image, it is vital that we support pro-family statesmen like Timothy Wesco.

Indiana Family Action PAC is the sister organization of Indiana Family Action and Indiana Family Institute. Indiana Family Institute is the state affiliate of Focus on the Family. Indiana Family Action PAC is committed to helping principled state leaders dedicated to pro-family values become elected public servants.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wesco Endorsed by Township Trustees

Mishawaka, IN – All seven Republican Township Trustees in House District 21 have endorsed Timothy Wesco for State Representative.

Wesco, a Penn Township Firefighter, is a staunch defender of keeping Township government. “I am committed to opposing any measure that would eliminate township government. Township government is a vital part of Indiana’s government and embodies the principle of local government that is close to the people,” says Timothy Wesco. “It efficiently provides fire protection and poor relief while remaining directly responsible to the people.”

Following is a list of the Township Trustees who have endorsed Wesco:

St. Joseph County
Kathleen Fox, Lincoln Township
Bob Feitz, Union Township
Richard Mochel, Madison Township
Sue Dittmar, Liberty Township
Elkhart County
Robert (Scotty) McLean, Union Township
Katherine Weaver, Baugo Township
Erle Hunsberger, Locke Township
Rob Thomas, Clay Township
Peg Hunsberger, Locke Township Trustee Candidate
Mark Grabill, Concord Township Trustee Candidate

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Indiana Right to Life Endorses Wesco

Indianapolis, IN - The Indiana Right to Life Political Action Committee today announced its endorsement of Timothy Wesco for State Representative, House District 21, in the contested GOP primary election.

“We are proud to have received this endorsement from the state’s most influential pro-life voice in state political and legislative issues, and will look forward to working closely with Indiana Right to Life in the Statehouse,” said Timothy Wesco.

Indiana Right to Life's mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy, and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Repeal Health Care

Wesco Urges Attorney General Zoeller to continue to pursue a legal challenge to the Federally mandated health-care bill.

Timothy Wesco applauds Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Gov. Mitch Daniels for their leadership in seeking to repeal the federally mandated healthcare bill. Timothy urges Attorney General Zoeller to continue to pursue this path to protect Indiana from a Federal government which has deliberately placed mandates on our state which are destructive of our already stressed economy. Zoeller said Monday that he is pondering a legal challenge to the federal health-care reforms that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday night, joining the ranks of attorneys general in at least fourteen other states who have indicated an intention to challenge the constitutionality of the legislation's provision that would require citizens to buy health insurance.

The mandates this bill places on the states are unsustainable and will bankrupt the state of Indiana, forcing us to spend money we do not have. These mandates are a violation of the 10th Amendment. This is no longer just a Federal issue; the states must react immediately. In a time of economic strain, this Federal power grab--which is the largest in American history--will destroy any prospects of putting Hoosiers back to work. Indiana must lead the charge to fight this devastating tax increase which stampedes the Constitution and will actually provide much lower quality health-care for Hoosiers. It must be repealed.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Wesco on WFRN Radio News

On WFRN News with Reporter Don Wagner:

"The Indiana Senate has overwhelmingly voted for a state constitutional amendment to protect the sanctity of marriage, but it's future in the House is grim. The amendment would define the union of marriage as only between one man and one woman, banning counterfeit marriages and preventing activist judges from overturning our current marriage laws. The vote in the Senate was 38-to-10, but Democrat House Speaker Pat Bauer of South Bend has repeatedly said amending the state's constitution is not necessary, since Indiana law already bans same-sex marriages. WFRN sat down with Mishawaka Republican Timothy Wesco, who's running for Jackie Walorski's soon-to-be vacant House seat and talked about the marriage debate at the Statehouse. Wesco says we need to keep putting pressure on Bauer to allow the House to vote on sending the Marriage Protection Amendment to the voters to decide. 30 states have passed Marriage Protection Amendments, including Michigan."

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wesco Announcement in ElkhartTruth

Wesco Announcement in the Elkhart Truth! Check it out and give it a 5 star rating!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hear Tim LIVE on the WFRN Morning Show!

Tune in to 104.7 WFRN radio Thursday (Jan. 21) 7-8AM to hear Tim talk LIVE about his upcoming campaign announcement and why he is running for Indiana State Representative on the Doug and Vincy Morning Show!

Watch the entire interview on video HERE!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Campaign Announcement

Ordinary citizens are once again standing up and taking back their government! The time has come.

Join me! On January 21, 6:30PM, I will officially announce my candidacy for Indiana State Representative at the American Countryside Farmers Market in Elkhart!

With ordinary patriot citizens leading the way, Indiana will rededicate itself to traditional values, sound fiscal policy and a thriving business economy. With everyone taking a part, regular Hoosiers like you and I can make a difference!

Invite your friends, your family, your neighbors and everyone you know that loves our Country and our State!

In God we Trust!

Timothy Wesco

The American Countryside Farmers Market is located at 27751 CR 26 Elkhart, IN 46517, just off the US20 Bypass and SR 19. For more information contact (574) 220-3696.