For the second time ever, the Indiana Republican Party will be holding its state convention away from Indianapolis. The June 2018 event will take place at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. In 2014, Fort Wayne hosted the gathering.
The party’s State Committee voted in favor of Evansville following its first statewide Request for Proposal process. "We are a statewide party. As such, it’s important that we hold events in every corner of Indiana as we work to build and grow our party for the future. That’s why we solicited bids for next year’s convention," Chairman Kyle Hupfer said. "We received three very competitive bids, but the proposal submitted by the Evansville Host Committee blew us away. We look forward to Evansville showcasing their world-class amenities."
Events June 8-9 will include nominating candidates for secretary of state, state treasurer and state auditor. Some 1,700 delegates are expected to be involved in the nomination process.