Marc Lotter was the guest speaker at last night’s Calhoun County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner.

Lotter serves as Director of Strategic Communications for re-election campaign of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.  After graduating from Ball State, he spent time in Michigan after college as a DJ at Grand Rapids Oldies station WODJ in the 1990’s. These days his message is more serious.

Lotter told the audience that filled the Branson Ballroom at the McCamly Plaza Hotel on Tuesday night that he is encountering many Americans who are well aware of an increase in prosperity during the three years of the Trump presidency.

“I think one of the key messages and one of the key acknowledgements of the president is that real people are seeing wage growth,” said Lotter.  “When you go back and look, the average income in America increased about $1400 over the 16 years of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.  But in three years under President Trump, wages have gone up about $5,000, and that doesn’t include the $2000 tax credit on top of that.”

He said that everywhere he goes, he finds longtime democrats who are not on board with the far left ideas of the candidates in the race. He says Union Leaders remain in support of the Democratic Party, but not the rank and file, who know that the president is keeping jobs in America.

Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land was the guest master of ceremonies for the event, which was the last event to be held at Battle Creek’s McCamly Plaza Hotel for the foreseeable future.  The hotel is now being closed for six months for renovations.

Keith den Hollander, National Field Director of the Christian Coalition, was honored as the Calhoun County Republican Party’s “Volunteer of the Year.”