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ENDORSEMENTS

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Senator Mike Braun

United States Senator

I am proud to endorse Dave Martin for Angola Mayor. 

I am proud to endorse Dave Martin for Angola Mayor. I know that Dave will be a strong conservative voice for fiscal responsibility and reliable government in Angola. 

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch

Lieutenant Governor of Indiana

I'm proud to endorse my fellow Republican Dave Martin.

I'm lieutenant governor Suzanne Crouch and I'm proud to endorse my fellow Republican Dave Martin for Angola mayor. Please remember to get out and vote by Tuesday November 7th together let's keep Indiana strong.

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Doug Anderson

Former Street Commissioner of the City of Angola

Our City Council voted Dave to be Deputy Mayor in the absence of Mayor Hickman. This shows that our Council has the confidence in Dave to lead our City.

As a former street commissioner of the City of Angola, where I worked for 39 years, I have had the opportunity to work with Dave Martin. Dave has an unbelievable drive and an immense amount of knowledge to keep Angola moving forward. Dave has been a City councilman for over 30 years. During that time, he has always researched each proposed ordinance thoroughly before passing one into law. Our City Council voted Dave to be Deputy Mayor in the absence of Mayor Hickman. This shows that our Council has the confidence in Dave to lead our City. Dave Martin is a man of integrity, and his ability to work with all City departments makes him the only candidate for Mayor of Angola.

Denny Zent

State Representative

I appreciate the efforts of his opponent, but truly believe that Current
Council member and Mayor Pro Tem, DAVE MARTIN, is the best choice for
Mayor of Angola.

The Steuben County Republican Party is extremely fortunate to have multiple candidates running for municipal office this November. When I served as Steuben County GOP Chairman, I encouraged candidates to run in the primaries and participate in the process. I viewed it as a sign of party strength when we had multiple candidates for office. That is especially true at the County and City Council level. One of the biggest selections during this municipal elections primary cycle will be the Republican candidate for Mayor of Angola. I personally know both candidates and applaud their efforts, but my background in this area, as Chairman of the State Local Government Committee, compels me to endorse the one candidate who, I believe, can seamlessly carry on the progress and plans that Mayor Hickman and the Council have in place. I don't believe the Office of Mayor is an entry level position, I have continually worked with the Commissioners, County Council and City government to propel our county, cities and towns forward. The progress we are making, and hope to continue, will be enhanced by experienced leadership in the Mayor's Office. Our current Deputy Mayor, Dave Martin, has the required experience and will be able to seamlessly assume the office on the first day and carry on the plans that he, current Mayor Hickman and the council members have worked on the past four years. I appreciate the efforts of his opponent, but truly believe that Current Council member and Mayor Pro Tem, DAVE MARTIN, is the best choice for Mayor of Angola. I encourage you to vote for Dave Martin for Mayor.

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Sheriff Lawnie “Mike” McClelland Ret.

Steuben County, Indiana

Dave Martin has all the hallmarks of a great leader. He is honest, has
integrity and does not let politics get in the way.... Please vote to elect Dave Martin Mayor on November 7, 2023.

To the Residents of the City of Angola: I have been acquainted with Mr. Dave Martin for well over 30 years and I would like to give you some insight to his character. He is the type of guy you can call at midnight with a serious problem and he will be there for you. Dave is the absolute example of honesty and integrity, not to mention his loyalty. If Dave Martin gives you his word, you can take it to the bank. I served with Dave on the Angola City Council for several years, and I can tell you he does his homework and due-diligence when projects are presented. Further, when financial matters or questions arise within City Council, all look to Dave for the correct path to take. Angola would not be in the great financial shape that it is without Dave’s wisdom and guidance. I can further assure you that Dave is loyal to the taxpayers in Angola, he takes his fiduciary responsibilities seriously, and knows the difference between wants and needs. However, with that said, when a project of any sort is undertaken, Dave wants it done right, not cutting corners and always within budget. Dave Martin has all the hallmarks of a great leader. He is honest, has integrity and does not let politics get in the way. Dave is open minded, will listen and research any issue brought to him. Dave Martin is a great asset to the City of Angola and has the experience to lead Angola into the future. Please vote to elect Dave Martin Mayor on November 7, 2023

Kathy Armstrong

Angola City Council District C

I am certain, without reservation, that David Martin will provide the
leadership needed as Mayor of Angola.

Dave has been preparing for this responsibility for over a decade. He has the experience, knowledge and commitment needed for the job. Dave will serve the city with integrity and vision. I am certain, without reservation, that David Martin will provide the leadership needed as Mayor of Angola.

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Gary Crum

Angola City Councilman, District A

There is no one more qualified or more deserving than Dave Martin to
be Mayor of the City of Angola.

My name is Gary Crum and it’s been my honor to serve on the City Council for over 20 years.  In that time, it’s been my pleasure to serve alongside Councilman Dave Martin.   The last 20 years have seen many positive changes for Angola.  The progress we have seen takes foresight, planning and being able to listen and work with the people in our community.  I have seen Dave work hand in hand with the Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer and Department heads to be pro-active in making positive change for our City.  Dave also has been on the Budget Committee for over 20 years working with Clerk-Treasurer and Department heads making sure the citizen’s tax dollars are spent in the most productive way. Dave truly cares for our community and has worked hard to make good discussions for all.  There is no one more qualified or more deserving than Dave Martin to be Mayor of the City of Angola.  I hope you will join me in voting for Martin for Mayor.

Chuck Walker

Univertical Angola

I fully endorse Councilman Dave Martin to serve Angola as Mayor and continue the policies that have been a success for Angola.

Having moved our manufacturing business to Angola from Detroit in 1996 Univertical has truly had great success in our new community. The Angola City government has done and continues to do an outstanding job for the community. I have had the pleasure of working with Dave Martin on several occasions and Dave Martin and Dick Hickman were very instrumental in working with Univertical to negotiate and manage one of the largest environmental cleanup efforts in the state of Indiana, resulting from the bankruptcy filing of Dana Corporation who formerly occupied what is now Univertical. Through this trying time, I saw firsthand the quality of leadership and decision making from both Dave and Mayor Hickman. Angola is blessed with great public servers throughout the administration. I fully endorse Councilman Dave Martin to serve Angola as Mayor and continue the policies that have been a success for Angola.

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Deb Twitchell 

Former Clerk-Treasurer City of Angola

I truly believe Dave Martin is the best qualified and experienced
person to be Angola’s next Mayor.

I want to go on record as endorsing Dave Martin for the office of Mayor of the City of Angola. As clerk-treasurer of the City of Angola for 25 years, I had the privilege of working with Dave during his involvement with City government for all of those years. I truly believe Dave Martin is the best qualified and experienced person to be Angola’s next Mayor. Dave has an in-depth understanding of government finance including the governed use of each civil revenue source and utility financing. He supports the long-term fiscal planning goals set out by the City decades ago. He is a strong proponent of investing in and maintaining water and sewer infrastructure. Dave strongly believes, as I did during my terms of service, that the City should avoid debt and pay cash for civil city expenditures including buildings, vehicles, and fire apparatus. With proud enthusiasm, I support Dave Martin as the City of Angola’s next mayor. Please join me and vote for Dave on November 7th.

Jerold D. McDermid

Angola Common Council-At Large

I have seen firsthand Dave's knowledge of city government in all facets
the job entails.

Experience. This single word is the reason I will be supporting Councilman Dave Martin in his quest to become the next mayor of the city of Angola. Having served one term on the council, I have seen firsthand Dave's knowledge of city government in all facets the job entails. He is a lifelong resident of the city and cares greatly about the future of his hometown. Dave's conservative grasp of city budgets and finances has become very evident. Councilman Martin also is involved with the personnel of the city, attending nearly all department head meetings as well as the city boards in which he serves.  The many years as a councilman has given Mr. Martin a unique, and candid view of the city that make him the person best suited to lead the city of Angola. I, therefore, offer my full-fledged endorsement of Councilman David Martin in the 2023 mayoral race for mayor of the city of Angola.

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