Library holds last crackerbarrel before Indiana session ends

Dozens of concerned citizens came to the Vigo County Public Library one last time to discuss important topics with their lawmakers. This included Leonard Akers who has been attending these events for 15 years to get his voice heard.

Posted: Mar. 10, 2018 5:53 PM
Updated: Mar. 11, 2018 12:23 AM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- Dozens of concerned citizens came to the Vigo County Public Library one last time to discuss important topics with their lawmakers. This included Leonard Akers who has been attending these events for 15 years to get his voice heard.

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"Well, I like to know the things that affect my daily life or my sons, or my family's daily life and the citizens around me," said Akers.

With it being so close to the end of the Indiana session there weren't any major topics. Instead, Representative Clyde Kersey and Senator Jon Ford discussed a multitude of topics, especially those that have come to light in recent weeks.

"It’s not been a really dramatic session we've dealt with guns and we've dealt with CBD oil and some of those things that are important but we haven't had those bills that breed a lot of controversies," said Representative Kersey.

This also served as a very special session for Kersey. This was his last cracker barrel session before leaving office.

In Kersey’s 22 years of serving, he has only missed one of these gatherings but he says it has been a great run serving his community in the state house.

"It’s been really gratifying from my standpoint because seems to realize that I’m leaving and they've been so great in talking about what we've done over the past 22 years and being a part of the process," said Kersey.

At the end of the session, the crowd gave him one last goodbye thanking kersey for his hard work serving not only the state but also his community.

"I consider him a friend, he’s not even my legislator. I’m not even in his district but he’s a super good guy. He’s just been super and I wanted to be here for that," said Akers.

The states session will wrap up March 13th. Then elections for available offices will take place November 6th.

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