LA PORTE, Indiana, January 20, 2020.
Despite the wet and cold weather outside, the mood in the Laporte County GOP Women’s Group was upbeat on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Dion Bergeron, a new face in the hotly contested race for Indiana’s 1st District, had been invited to address the ladies there, and they seemed to recognize his authenticity.
“I’m just a regular guy,” he began, “and I’ve had enough of people that will never know what it’s like to be us making laws that affect us. I’m a former truck driver. I did that for a decade. I’ve been to 48 states, Canada, and even Mexico. Alaska and Hawaii are on the bucket list. Maybe someday. I’m also a former Correctional Officer. I worked at Indiana State Prison for 7 years. I’m no different than you, and certainly no better.”
“Everyone on the left seems to be in favor of this Green New Deal. No automobiles, no fossil fuels, and no cows. Enacting this would absolutely cripple the economy in this area. Northwest Indiana is dependent on the transportation industry and the steel industry, both of which would almost cease to exist with this legislation. I have family and friends currently employed at the mill, and more than one family member that retired from there. Some of my extended family are dairy farmers. I don’t think they’d be able to do much business with no cows, do you?”
Dion continued, “I don’t know any of the other candidates personally, but one thing I do want to touch on is that my fellow Republicans’ platforms are all very similar. Some have even openly voiced their willingness to rubber stamp anything President Trump wants.”
His eyes were fixed on each lady present one at a time, while he outlined his own stance. “I believe that Donald Trump has done some very good things for this country, but I do not agree with everything he says and does. He is a human being and he makes mistakes, just as we all do. I am no one’s rubber stamp. If any policy or law is not good for the people of Northwest Indiana, then I will not back it. I will not vote for anything that does not directly serve my district. Trump’s focus has to be for the whole country, just like my focus is for District 1.”
Dion asked those assembled if there were any questions. He was asked about his family, and he responded by introducing his wife, Elizabeth, who had joined him at the event. He also talked about his children.
“My wife works with the developmentally disabled. She’s a Medicaid Case Manager and through her I’ve been able to learn an incredible amount about the danger our home health care system is in. There just aren’t enough providers and the system itself could be vastly improved. My wife and I have 5 children together. I have 2 adult daughters that live in New Jersey, and 3 boys that live with us. There’s 17 year old Orion, 13 year old Donovan (who goes by Nova), and 12 year old Trevor. We live in Michigan City, which I grew up in, while my wife comes from Munster. We met when we both worked at Indiana State Prison.”
The last question of the evening was what he was most passionate about, as far as his issues. “While there are many things that could be improved, I am extremely passionate about the 2nd Amendment, followed closely by the 1st. The 2nd Amendment is the foundation of self defense. I believe that everyone has the right to defend themselves and their family. That is one reason I believe we need more regular people to stand up and demand our government back. I will always defend your rights and those of all of us in this country.”
Dion Bergeron encourages anyone interested in this exciting new opportunity for Indiana First District to contact his campaign at 219-380-9625 or www.dionbergeron.com. He is also available at www.facebook.com/DionForCongress.