Republican Dinner Speech

Here’s the full text of a speech I delivered at the Hamilton County Republican dinner in late September.

My name is Rick McKinney and I am a current County Council member, serving At-Large. I was very honored to have received the most votes in the May Primary of any County candidate and I hope to repeat that feat November 8.

My campaign website is and my Facebook page is

The strength of the Hamilton County Republican party will be tested this November election because, due to a new law enacted this July, SB61, a voter may NOT vote a straight party ticket when there are multiple positions open for At-large Council seats.

You will need to individually pick candidates, just like in the primary. For newcomers, a Democrat has not been elected to a County wide office here since 1950.

Early voting begins October 12 at the Judicial Center in Noblesville. Also, for the first time, there will be early voting available in both Fishers and Carmel, in addition to voting at the Judicial Center. The location in Fishers is at City Hall and in Carmel at the Public Library. Schedule of hours and dates are on the website.

Finally, County Council monthly meetings have just begun being webcast LIVE , so take a look now for the archived video of our September 7 meeting or the next one on October 5 at 7p.m, at or

Thank you very much for your support November 8.