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Indiana Secretary of State Holli Sullivan visited the Blackford County Clerk’s office on Friday. Pictured from left to right are Blackford County Clerk Kimberley Pitts, Holli Sullivan, Amy Lathem, and Maggie Bartlett.

Shortly after the retirement of Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson in February of 2021, Holli Sullivan became our 62nd Secretary of State on March 16, 2021. Previously, she served as state representative for northern Evansville and Newburgh. She is also a former Fortune 500 automotive engineer and small business owner, as well as a wife and mother of three. She brought her world-class business experience, entrepreneurial know-how to the Statehouse to try to make life better for Hoosier families by putting her conservative principles into action. As the former vice chair of the Indiana Republican Party, she supports Hoosier values of personal responsibility, limited government and individual freedoms while defending the sanctity of life, the 2nd Amendment and local control.

New to the office, Sullivan has taken upon visiting the County Clerk in each of Indiana’s 92 Counties to introduce herself and to help with the process of redistricting and reprecincting that must be completed in time for candidates to file for the next election. Sullivan paid a visit to Blackford County Clerk Kimberly Pitts last Friday.

Redistricting is required every 10 years so that districts and precincts fall in line with the most recent census. Sullivan has been involved in helping to create software to make the process easier. “It’s hard to believe, but the last time redistricting was done, it was still a paper process,” she explained. “We hope to learn from the issues we had in the 2020 election and increase voter confidence in Indiana,” said Sullivan. “Indiana has one of the largest periods of voter access at 29 days, and we want to keep Hoosiers knowledgeable so that they are confident in the voting process,” she continued. 

“I believe that things are in good hands here in Blackford County,” said Sullivan. “Kimberly Pitts and her staff are doing a wonderful job, and the redistricting and reprecincting process is going well,” she concluded.

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