Welcome to the Indiana County Republican Party!

Welcome to the Indiana County Republican Committee Website.

Our committee is composed of the 138 Committee Members elected by Republican party members in the various voting precincts across Indiana County, and Republican elected officials from local, State and Federal Government. Together, we form the core of the Republican party efforts in Indiana County. By engaging in grass roots organizing and activities, we work together to move forward our common, conservative agenda here in Indiana County, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America.

When I say “our common conservative agenda,” I mean the general principles that guide our committee. Specifically, we believe:

  • Free enterprise and personal initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity;
  • Our Nation needs to protect the dignity of every individual and guarantee the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;
  • In a limited government that practices fiscal responsibility and works to lower taxes so individuals can keep more of their hard earned money;
  • In a strong national defense to ensure that Americans remain safe, terrorists are defeated, and democracy flourishes throughout the world; and
  • The Republican Party is the best vehicle for converting these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.

In the most basic sense, our mission is to recruit and help elected candidates that will govern our county, Commonwealth and Nation in a manner consistent with these principles.

On this website you will find information about our committee, including its officers, upcoming party events, links to the websites of the larger Republican party and our local, State and Federal elected officials and candidates, and opportunities to join us in helping to move forward our common, conservative agenda. Whether you are simply looking for information about the local Republican party, or an opportunity to get involved, you have come to the right place. So take a look around, gather information and please contact us about how you can help make a positive change to our county, Commonwealth and Nation.


Monday, February 10th

5:30 — 7:30 p.m.


2199 Oakland Avenue, Indiana, PA


Join your Republican Candidates at a petition signing event hosted by the Indiana County Republican Committee.

Complimentary Pretzels with Dipping Sauces
Soft Drinks and Coffee


Candidates for the Offices of:

41st District Senate—Joe Pittman
62nd District Representative—Jim Struzzi
60th District Representative—Jeff Pyle
15th Congressional District—G.T. Thompson
66th District Representative
US President—Donald J. Trump
Our Entire Republican Team!

Fall Banquet featuring Rose Tennent

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


6:00 Reception
7:00 Main Course Stations

If you have any questions contact Sandi Gillette at sandigillette@comcast.net.
Please note that reservations must be paid for prior to the event and you must attend the Banquet to hear our Guest Speaker.

Candidates Forum for the Republican Commissioner Candidates

April 23, 2019

The Indiana County Republican Committee is hosting a Candidates Forum for the Republican Commissioner Candidates on Wednesday, May 8th, at the Rustic Lodge.  The event will begin with a meet and greet at 6:00 p.m. with complimentary coffee and cookies with all Republican Candidates invited.  The forum featuring only the Commissioner Candidates will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Noah Schwartz, IUP Criminology Junior, Phi Sigma Kappa Vice President and Interfraternity Council President as Moderator.  Questions for the Commissioner candidates to be used in the Forum must be signed with name and physical address and submitted via email to Ted Predko (predko1@hotmail.com) up until noon the day of the event.  Mr. Predko will be the keeper of the questions until that evening when a panel consisting of one person from each candidate’s campaign will meet at 6:00 p.m. to review and choose the questions to be asked each candidate that evening.  The candidates will independently address the attendees with their opening comments prior to the panel forum.
Please respond via Facebook event, Indiana County Republicans, if you plan to attend to assure adequate seating will be available.  There is no charge to attend.

Sandi Gillette

Pretzels and Petitions 2019
Fall Farm Festival

Hosted by:

  • Indiana County Republican Committee
  • Candidate 62nd District Jim Struzzi
  • Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson


2:00 — 5:00 P.M. (Dinner @ 3:30 pm)

PUMPKIN HILL FARM, Meadow Lane Road, Indiana

Adults: Just $15 Each
Families: $35
Major Sponsor: $100
(Includes Meal Tickets)


Register for the Fall Farm Festival

Checks made payable and mailed to:
Indiana County Republican
Committee (ICRC)
c/o Sandi Gillette
845 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701

For more information download the Fall Farm Festival Brochure

Please stop at our booth at the following Indiana County Events…

Please stop at our booth at the following Indiana County Events…

  • August 11, 2018: Knotweed Festival
  • Week of 8/26: Indiana County Fair
  • September 9, 2018: Hoodlebug Festival
  • October 13th: Annual Fall Event – NEW VENUE – FUN FALL FAMILY AFTERNOON – SAVE THE DATE
  • Republican Candidates Forum – 62nd Legislative District



    PROGRAM — 6:15 P.M.




    Download Flyer (PDF)

    We will be constantly tweaking the Forum process to provide a successful program. Realizing an hour may not provide adequate time for our team to review questions and provide a rounded base, if you are interested in submitting a question or topic to be addressed to the candidates, please feel free to do so directly by email to Randy Degenkolb (rcdegenkolb@gmail.com) or via USPS at 315 Sebring Road, Marion Center 15759 as soon as possible. The deadline via email or delivered at his home is April 24th.

    Randy, who lives in the 66th District and unable to vote for any candidates, will be the “keeper of the questions” until the night of the forum when he will pass to the review team.

    You may still bring your completed question/topic to the Forum but it must be submitted no later than 5:30 p.m. to allow adequate time for the review team to evaluate.

    Please share this information with your friends who do not have email or internet as most of the information regarding the event will be through social media.

    PRESS RELEASE: County Auditor Vacancy


    Click Here to Download PDF of Press Release


    County Auditor Vacancy

    The Indiana County Republican Committee is seeking to nominate an individual to fill the remainder of former County Auditor Kimberly McCullough’s term of office. That term of office runs from present to and including December 31, 2019.

    All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via regular mail to the Indiana County Republican Committee, c/o Chairman Jesse D. Daniel, 138 South Seventh Street, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701, or via email to jddaniel1@yahoo.com. The Committee must receive all submissions no later than January 26, 2018. The Committee will hold a meeting at 6 pm on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at its headquarters located at 35 North 8th Street, Indiana Borough, at which time candidates will be given an opportunity to address, and answer questions from, the Committee. Individuals with questions regarding this matter should contact Jesse Daniel at 724-801-8629.

    Pennsylvania law requires that any individual who would fill the vacancy must have “voted for the auditor whose place is to be filled.” 16 P.S. § 701(b). The Committee interprets this to mean that any nominee must have voted for McCullough in the 2015 election for auditor. Any nominee would have to swear and affirm under oath that he or she complies with this requirement.

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    Jesse D. Daniel

    Fall Reception – Thursday, October 26



    Thursday, October 26, 2017


    5:45—7:00 p.m. RECEPTION

    7:15 p.m. PROGRAM

    5:45—7:00 p.m.
    Social Gathering with Candidates & Legislators
    Heavy Hors D’oeuvres Stations with Cash Bar
    $25 per person

    Program begins promptly at 7:15 p.m.
    Introduction of Legislators & County Officials

    Guest Speakers
    Mike Clark
    Patty Streams-Warman
    Kimberly Ann McCullough
    State-Wide Judicial Candidate TBA

    PRESS RELEASE: Republican Party Seeks Nominee For Indiana Area School Board Seat

    August 20, 2017 – The Republican Party of Indiana County seeks individuals interested in serving on the Indiana Area School Board. The individual selected will serve the remaining two years of a four year term created by the resignation of a Board member.

    Interested individuals must be a registered Republican living within the boundaries of the Indiana Area School District and meet the legal requirements to be a candidate. Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position no later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on September 5, 2017. Materials are to be sent or delivered to Bill Darr, 917 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, Pa. 15701.

    Pursuant to the Indiana County Republican Party By-laws, the candidate to appear on the November, 2017 ballot will be selected by Republican Committee members living in the Indiana Area School District at a meeting to be held for that purpose.

    Interested individuals having questions should contact Darr at 724-465-5618.

    Click here to download press release