The Fayette County Republican Party held their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday evening and the leader of the Marion County Republicans was on hand for a special reason. Ben Stratemeyer is the Republican Party head in Marion County, but he is also looking into a run for the 54th district State Senate seat in 2018. Stratemeyer says with Senator Kyle McCarter not expected to run for another term, it would be an open seat.
And, Stratemeyer says the folks in Fayette County could certainly consider him a local candidate with many of the same values.
We’ll hear more from Stratemeyer coming up tomorrow during NewsCenter.