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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:10 pm

Lugar Series class includes Roanoke woman

Journal Gazette

Tinisha Weigelt of Roanoke is among 20 women chosen for the 2017-18 class of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.

Weigelt is office administrator and financial administrator for the district office of freshman Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd. Before joining Banks, she worked for Randy Forbes, a former Republican U.S. representative from Virginia.

Co-founded in 1990 by then U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, the Lugar Series says its mission is to "increase the number and influence of Republican women in elected and appointed governmental positions at the local, state and federal levels."  Nearly 500 women have graduated from the series. 

Class members meet monthly to learn skills to become public servants and run campaigns, network with state and local leaders and listen to business professionals discuss issues. They will travel in the spring to Washington, D.C., to meet with Indiana's congressional delegation.