The value of local politics

Posted on Jun 22 2024 in Clark County REMC

Jason Clemmons

“All politics is local.” The late Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Jr., former Speaker of the House of Representatives, observed that even national politics have a local impact, and people care most about issues that directly affect them. Indirectly, this famous adage underscores the importance and value of local politics.

At Clark County REMC, we think it’s critical to develop and cultivate relationships with local legislators because they craft, introduce, and vote on legislation that impacts the local business climate, the environment, and the quality of life for our community. That’s why we work closely with our local elected officials. After all, our purpose is to provide safe, reliable, affordable energy, but our mission is to help our community thrive.

As a practical matter, we recognize that most legislators are “generalists,” yet they vote on a wide range of issues. Today’s energy landscape is an increasingly complex topic covering not only the industry’s traditional engineering and vegetation management aspects but also technology, cybersecurity, the electrification of the transportation sector, and more. So, in partnership with our power supplier, Hoosier Energy, and our statewide organization, Indiana Electric Cooperatives, we are happy to provide legislators with guidance and expertise from subject matter experts who’ve been in the energy industry for many years.

We’re proud to power your life and bring good things to the community. We hope you will continue to share with us what matters most to you so we can continue to advocate on your behalf and improve the quality of life for all.