Earlier in the year, it was rumored (quite ominously in some cases) that Billie Breaux would not be running for re-election as Auditor. The incumbent announced to the world through this blog that she would in fact be taking at least one more bite at the apple in 2010 and running again.
Now, she is set to hold a fundraiser on Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at 664 E. Arch Street in Indianapolis. The event has many hosts. Here is the notification from her newly-minted Facebook group, Re-Elect Marion County Auditor Billie J. Breaux.
We hope you'll join your hosts
Sen. Jean Breaux, Hon Debbie Jenkins, Sarah Riordan, Carey Hamilton, Hon. Julie Voorhies, Claudia Fuentes, Mark St. John, Indianapolis Mexican Business Alliance and Zach Adamson & Christian Mosburg
as we honor and support our friend Auditor Billie Breaux. Please stop by after work or before your weekend starts for drinks and delicious hors d'oeuvres.
Bring canned food items for local food pantry to enter our door prize.
Please RSVP so we can plan to have enough to eat and drink
I will not be able to attend the fundraiser, but it's good to see that the rumors of Auditor Breaux's retirement were quite exaggerated. One of the most beloved figures in the local Democratic Party, she is clearly out and about and actively campaigning despite the rumors that were circulating earlier. Breaux is a former State Senator and the mother of current State Senator, Jean Breaux, a rising star in the Indiana Democratic Party.
Auditor Breaux, Marion County Clerk Beth White, and Pike Township Board Member Joe O'Connor are running unopposed for the Democratic nominations for Auditor, Clerk, and Assessor, respectively. The Dem nod in the Marion County Sheriff's race remains contested between current MCSD Executive Officer, Col. John Layton, and Sgt. Mark Brown of IMPD.