Kokomo Common Council will be discussing an amendment to Kokomo’s human rights municipal code to include LGBT protections. As it currently stands you can be fired for no other reason than being gay! The ordinance passed on first reading with a 5-4 vote. In order for it to become law it must pass one more time.
Kokomo is very close to ensuring equal rights for everyone. Now is the time to join together and make sure this passes. Add your name in support of equal rights for everyone.
Keith Olmstead signed Thank you Kokomo City Council! 2016-03-08 06:43:39 -0500I’m proud to say that my Hometown has the foresight to pass a resolution such as this, congratulations on your courage and for acting as a true Community Leader.67 your names
Thank you to the courageous members of the Kokomo City Council for stepping up for our LGBT citizens. Steve Whikehart, Bob Hayes, Mike Kennedy, Donnie Haworth, and Janie Young. You too can thank them by signing your name to the card that we will deliver to the Council members.
GOP Kokomo City Councilman Kevin Summers Switches Parties, Cites Bold Democratic Policies, openness as reasons.
Kokomo City Council member at Large Kevin Summers announced today that he is leaving the Republican Party and joining the Democratic Party. Councilman Summers is a former Kokomo School Board member and has twice been elected as an At-Large City Council member.
"I have always worked to put the community first," said Summers. "I take my oath as a public servant very seriously, and it is because of that principle that I must switch to the Democratic Party."
"I value openness, dialogue, and a focus on solutions to continue Kokomo's growth. The Kokomo City Council has worked with Mayor Goodnight to revive our City. We have experienced new growth, a declining unemployment rate, record levels of new investment, and a growing population. I am proud of my record of standing with this administration and my fellow councilmembers to help make these things happen.
The Democratic Party has been very welcoming. The Democratic Party, and its elected officials, encourage debate and discussion and do not operate under the "my way or the highway approach" of the local Republican Party. In the end, the Howard County Republican Party's constant nastiness, name calling,and negativity became too much. I am proud of Kokomo. I want Kokomo and Howard County to continue to grow and succeed. That's why I'm joining the Democratic Party, because they share those same values and goals. Though this decision may politically hurt me with some of my former colleagues, it the right thing to do. We are pursuing sound policies, and partisan differences shouldn't get in the way of progress."
"We welcome Councilman Summers with open arms," said David Tharp, Chairman of the Howard County Democratic Party. "Kevin is a consummate public servant, and this decision reflects his dedication to Kokomo and Howard County. Councilman Summers shares our values, our goals, and our passion for strong, yet civil, public debate. I'm proud to call him a Democrat."83 signatures
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Keith Olmstead signed Attack Ads 2015-10-07 15:29:44 -0400I expect Ms. Lake to be a woman of her word, she should immediately retract all negative campaign materials and statements made by herself or others. She should also take whatever action is necessary to assure that no negative materials or statements are utilized or made either by herself or by her campaign on her behalf.
Don't let Mrs. Lake's attack ads define this campaign. Sign the petition asking Mrs. Lake to stop the negative ads.81 signatures
We the undersigned ask Candidate for Mayor, Martha Lake, to stop the negative attack ads on Mayor Greg Goodnight and to pledge to run a campaign on the issues.
Keith Olmstead pledged support 2018-10-12 18:19:56 -040082 votes
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