Sunday, October 10, 2010

Historic Neighborhoods Fundraiser for Mary Ann Sullivan

Tuesday night at the four-story Old Northside home of Indianapolis Real Estate Mogul, Joe Everhart, a group of Progressive Democrats (well, and John Gregg that is!) will host a final stretch fund raiser for State Representative Mary Ann Sullivan.

The event is being billed as a “Historic Neighborhoods Fund raiser,” and organizers say they were motivated, in part, by a State Senate Bill that would have severely undermined the authority of the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission to protect the integrity of historic neighborhoods. That bill was authored by State Senator Pat Miller. The objectionable language in the bill was removed by House Democrats, with Rep. Sullivan’s assistance.

“Historic neighborhoods are one of Indianapolis’ greatest assets, and Mary Ann Sullivan is one of their greatest allies in the General Assembly.” said event organizer Andrew Cullen. “The historic districts revitalize decaying neighborhoods, combat urban sprawl, and add significant value to the quality of life in our city’s center.”

In addition to former House Speaker John Gregg, the co-host list includes a line-up of Democrat heavy-hitters, including Zach Adamson, Sandy Bickel, Jackie Butler, Steve Campbell, David Clingan, Betty Cockrum, Andrew Cullen, Amy Flack, Kevin Fyffe, Adairius Gardner, George Hanlin, Alan Hogan, Blake Johnson, Sheila Suess Kennedy, Pat McGuffey, Lynn Molzan, Rod Morgan, Lori Morris, Linda Perdue, Pete Rimsans, Aaron Schaler, Michelle Study, Mark St. John, David & Jackie Suess, Chris Worden, and yours truly (although I am far from a heavy hitter).

“In this year’s political climate, we simply cannot take anything for granted,” said Cullen, “Mary Ann was there when we needed her in the legislature, and now we’re going to be there for her.”

The event will run from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at 1238 North Park Avenue. Ticket prices run from $35 to $100. For further information or to RSVP, contact Andrew Cullen at

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