MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Republican Party will hold its annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Monday, Feb. 16, at The Dan Emmett Conference Center. The social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7.
The keynote speaker for the dinner will be Kevin DeWine, newly sworn-in as chairman of the Ohio Republican Party. He replaces retiring chairman Bob Bennett.
Since early in 2007, DeWine has taken an active leadership role in the day-to-day operations of the party, from candidate recruitment and party messaging to political strategy and fundraising. He serves as the spokesman for the Ohio Republican Party, working through local, state and national media to communicate Republican accomplishments and counter the Democratic opposition.
DeWine is serving his fourth and final term in the Ohio House of Representatives and is speaker pro tem, the chamber’s second-highest member.
DeWine holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Dayton and an MBA from Wright State University. He and his wife reside in Fairborn with their four sons.
Tickets for this event are available from any Knox County Republican Central Committee member, or by calling Carol Sue Owens at 397-0009.