Westfield Republicans kick off election season


The Westfield GOP Club held a kickoff to election season Jan. 30 at Grand Park Events Center, briefly introducing local Republicans running for office this year.

Approximately 50 people attended the January meeting, including candidates, elected officials, and members of the public. Republican primary contenders from Hamilton County got a chance to meet constituents during the casual event, which included Westfield Mayor Scott Willis as the featured speaker.

Westfield GOP Board member Sheryl Clifford urged those in attendance to get out the vote this year.

“There’s more to do than sit in the pews,” Clifford said. “As a Republican, there’s more to do than go to the ballot box.”

Clifford also thanked the volunteers, especially the younger generation of voters who were at the meeting.

“The Republican party is still young, and we need to acknowledge that,” she said.

Willis spoke about his administration’s plans for advancing Westfield. He said when it comes to city government, he and the members of the Westfield City Council intend to make transparency one of their top priorities, along with growth, development and public safety.

“I believe we’re going to be accountable to you guys,” Willis said.

Willis is also slated to be the featured speaker at the Feb. 22 Westfield Chamber of Commerce Chamber luncheon. The event is sold out.