Indianapolis, IN (August 17, 2011) – GOPAC has chosen Indianapolis, Indiana as the city to hold its fourth annual State and Local Summit August 17-20, 2011, at the Downtown Marriott Hotel. The Summit will focus on creating jobs and getting government spending under control with this year’s theme of “Conservative Ideas in Action.” The 2011 State and Local Summit will be the largest gathering this year of statewide elected Republican officials and state legislators.
“We are delighted to be highlighting the new initiatives of Republican Governors and state legislators to create jobs and rationalize the scope of state government. Conservative economic ideas are bolstering state governments,” said Frank Donatelli, GOPAC Chairman. “We are also delighted to be in the home state of Governor Mitch Daniels, whose forward looking policies of tax relief and reducing the size of government has Indiana well positioned to meet the challenges of the future. Indiana state government continues to deliver vital public services without a bloated bureaucracy or the huge deficits faced by other states. That’s the approach that states led by Republicans are pursuing all across America.”
Donatelli also credited Indiana Republican Party Chairman Eric Holcomb with effectively making the case for hosting the Summit in Indianapolis. “Eric is a superb promoter of the results Republicans have achieved in Indiana and how their success can be a model for other states,” remarked Donatelli.
“GOPAC is the Republican Party’s premier center for spreading ideas and inspiring conservative, reform-minded citizens. We look forward to having the Summit in Indianapolis as it is a must attend for anyone seeking to learn the best way to advance the conservative cause in state legislatures,” said Eric Holcomb, Indiana Republican Party Chairman.
Previous Summits have featured speakers such as: former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen, current U.S. Representatives Paul Ryan, Tom Price, Kevin McCarthy, Peter Roskam and Lynn Westmoreland.
Founded in 1979, GOPAC is educating and electing a new generation of Republican leaders. GOPAC is the dedicated exclusively to Republicans seeking state and local offices. Today, under the leadership of Frank Donatelli, GOPAC is ranked in the top 10 most influential state focused 527-political committees.