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Randy Niemeyer Stands With Border Patrol Agents, Denounces Frank Mrvan’s Vote Against Providing Aid

February 16, 2024

For Immediate Release
February 16, 2024
Contact: Kyle Walsh
[email protected]

Cedar Lake– Today, Randy Niemeyer, Lake County Councilman and Republican Congressional candidate for Indiana’s First District denounced Rep. Frank Mrvan’s vote against providing additional support to Border Patrol agents as part of the H.R.2, known as the “Secure the Border Act”:

“With hundreds of thousands of illegal border crossings per month, Frank Mrvan wants to handcuff our overwhelmed Border Patrol agents. H.R.2., “The Secure the Border Act” would’ve provided funding to Increase the number of full-time Border Patrol agents to at least 22,000. Yet Frank Mrvan voted No. He can pay as much lip service as he wants to secure the border, yet when push comes to shove, Mrvan votes against giving our border patrol agents the help they need to keep our country safe.”

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Randy Niemeyer, is a member of the Lake County Council, elected in 2022, after having served as President of the Cedar Lake Town Council. Under Randy’s watch, Cedar Lake was able to turn itself around financially, while expanding its police force, conducting major upgrades to roads, utilities, sewers, and parks, while establishing a municipal fire department. He is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, and has lived in Cedar Lake most of his life, having raised two children there with his wife of twenty-one years. He is the fourth generation of his family in trucking, as the owner of Niemeyer Milk Transfer, where he started working at 18 years old, right after graduating from Hanover Central High School. Randy has received endorsements from U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Congressman Jim Banks, and Congressman Rudy Yakym.

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Randy Niemeyer Stands Up for Laborers, Condemns Frank Mrvan’s Opposition to Implementing E-Verify

February 7, 2024

For Immediate Release
February 7, 2024
Contact: Kyle Walsh
[email protected]

Cedar Lake– Today, Randy Niemeyer, Lake County Councilman and Republican Congressional candidate for Indiana’s First District condemned Rep. Frank Mrvan’s vote against implementing E-Verify as part of the H.R.2, known as the “Secure the Border Act”:

“E-Verify is a crucial tool that protects American jobs and ensures fair employment practices. Mrvan’s vote against incorporating E-Verify raises concerns about his commitment to safeguarding the interests of American workers. Time and time again, Mrvan shows us where his interests truly lie, and it’s not with the Pro-Labor values of our community. Frank Mrvan continues to vote with the most extreme wing of his party, who are content to have open borders and pull the rug out from underneath American workers.”

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Randy Niemeyer, is a member of the Lake County Council, elected in 2022, after having served as President of the Cedar Lake Town Council. Under Randy’s watch, Cedar Lake was able to turn itself around financially, while expanding its police force, conducting major upgrades to roads, utilities, sewers, and parks, while establishing a municipal fire department. He is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, and has lived in Cedar Lake most of his life, having raised two children there with his wife of twenty-one years. He is the fourth generation of his family in trucking, as the owner of Niemeyer Milk Transfer, where he started working at 18 years old, right after graduating from Hanover Central High School. Randy has received endorsements from U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Congressman Jim Banks, and Congressman Rudy Yakym.

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Randy Niemeyer Blasts Rep. Frank Mrvan’s Attempt to Turn Up the Heat on Hoosiers

February 1, 2024

For Immediate Release
February 1, 2024
Contact: Kyle Walsh
[email protected]

Cedar Lake– Earlier this week the Biden Administration backed off their gas stove ban. However, Rep Frank Mrvan (IN-01) voted against the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act (H.R 1615), and against the Save Our Gas Stoves Act (H.R. 1640). Republican Congressional Candidate Randy Niemeyer (IN-01) issued the following statement:

“Biden backed down on his extreme gas stove ban, but Frank Mrvan wants to turn up the heat on his extremist agenda. Rep. Mrvan thinks that more government overreach into our everyday lives is the answer. He voted in favor of banning gas stoves, demonstrating once again that he is completely out of touch with our community and would rather represent the interests of liberal elites in San Francisco and New York. In Congress, I’ll cook up common sense policies that work for everyone, not just those with an appetite for extremism.”

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Randy Niemeyer, is a member of the Lake County Council, elected in 2022, after having served as President of the Cedar Lake Town Council. Under Randy’s watch, Cedar Lake was able to turn itself around financially, while expanding its police force, conducting major upgrades to roads, utilities, sewers, and parks, while establishing a municipal fire department. He is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, and has lived in Cedar Lake most of his life, having raised two children there with his wife of twenty-one years. He is the fourth generation of his family in trucking, as the owner of Niemeyer Milk Transfer, where he started working at 18 years old, right after graduating from Hanover Central High School. Randy has received endorsements from U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, and Congressman Rudy Yakym.

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Congressional Candidate Randy Niemeyer Condemns Iran-Backed Militia Attack on U.S. Troops

January 28, 2024

For Immediate Release
January 28, 2024
Contact: Kyle Walsh
[email protected]

Cedar Lake– Following the news that an Iran-backed militia killed three U.S. troops and injured twenty-five in a drone strike in Jordan, Randy Niemeyer, Republican Candidate in Indiana’s First District issued the following statement:

“The loss of American lives in this cowardly attack is a stark reminder of the ongoing threats posed by Iran-backed militias in the region. I want to express my deepest sympathies with the families of the fallen and injured soldiers and acknowledge the immense sacrifice made by those who serve in defense of our nation.

“Our brave men and women in uniform deserve unwavering support, and we must not tolerate attacks on their lives or compromise of their safety. When this administration lifted effective sanctions on Iran, it helped create the unrest that we see today, leading to the death of American soldiers, and putting American lives at risk. I call upon our leaders to take swift and decisive action to ensure the safety of our troops deployed in the region.”

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Randy Niemeyer, is a member of the Lake County Council, elected in 2022, after having served as President of the Cedar Lake Town Council. Under Randy’s watch, Cedar Lake was able to turn itself around financially, while expanding its police force, conducting major upgrades to roads, utilities, sewers, and parks, while establishing a municipal fire department. He is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, and has lived in Cedar Lake most of his life, having raised two children there with his wife of twenty-one years. He is the fourth generation of his family in trucking, as the owner of Niemeyer Milk Transfer, where he started working at 18 years old, right after graduating from Hanover Central High School.

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Congressional Candidate Randy Niemeyer Condemns Democrats’ Lavish Spending on China-Centric Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

January 26, 2024

For Immediate Release
January 26, 2024
Contact: Kyle Walsh
[email protected]

Cedar Lake– Earlier this month, Rep. Frank Mrvan (IN-01) voted against putting Americans first in electric vehicle charging station purchases, and today President Biden vetoed the bill. Randy Niemeyer, Republican Candidate in Indiana’s First District issued the following statement:

“Yet again politicians in Washington are placing China’s interest above our own. Joe Biden and Frank Mrvan want to spend $5 billion of taxpayer money to build electric vehicle charging stations and are willing to give your dollars to China to do it. If we are going to invest in EV charging stations, we need an approach that protects American jobs and safeguards taxpayer money from benefitting foreign competitors.”

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Randy Niemeyer, is a member of the Lake County Council, elected in 2022, after having served as President of the Cedar Lake Town Council. Under Randy’s watch, Cedar Lake was able to turn itself around financially, while expanding its police force, conducting major upgrades to roads, utilities, sewers, and parks, while establishing a municipal fire department. He is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, and has lived in Cedar Lake most of his life, having raised two children there with his wife of twenty-one years. He is the fourth generation of his family in trucking, as the owner of Niemeyer Milk Transfer, where he started working at 18 years old, right after graduating from Hanover Central High School.

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Congressional Candidate Randy Niemeyer Urges Action to Address Border Crisis

January 25, 2024

For Immediate Release
January 25, 2024
Contact: Kyle Walsh
[email protected]

Cedar Lake– Today, Lake County Councilman and candidate for Congress Randy Niemeyer issued a statement expressing concern over the Biden Administration’s failure to address the border crisis:

“We have a crisis on our southern border that demands a comprehensive and decisive response. We need immigration reform that addresses the complexity of the situation, but first and foremost, we need to secure our border. I applaud Governor Abbott’s efforts in Texas for trying to enforce our immigration laws and uphold our sovereignty. Yet, Democrats in Washington like Joe Biden and Frank Mrvan are promoting lawlessness and are putting lives at risk. 

“Biden has removed border barriers that would have acted as immigration funnels designed to deter illegal immigration and route asylum seekers to legal points of entry. Instead, Biden has created a situation that encourages migrants to cross into more dangerous areas, putting the lives of migrants and our citizens at risk.

“If elected, I am committed to working across party lines to develop effective, humane, and sensible solutions to the border crisis. We must secure our borders, enforce immigration laws, and simultaneously explore avenues to address the underlying issues causing the record influx of migration. By doing so, we can uphold the integrity of our immigration system, reward those who choose to enter our country legally, and protect our security and sovereignty, all while honoring the values that define our great nation.”

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Randy Niemeyer, is a member of the Lake County Council, elected in 2022, after having served as President of the Cedar Lake Town Council. Under Randy’s watch, Cedar Lake was able to turn itself around financially, while expanding its police force, conducting major upgrades to roads, utilities, sewers, and parks, while establishing a municipal fire department. He is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, and has lived in Cedar Lake most of his life, having raised two children there with his wife of twenty-one years. He is the fourth generation of his family in trucking, as the owner of Niemeyer Milk Transfer, where he started working at 18 years old, right after graduating from Hanover Central High School.

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Randy Niemeyer Stands in Solidarity with United Steelworkers Union on U.S. Steel and Nippon Deal

December 19, 2023

Nippon’s acquisition of U.S. Steel raises concerns, results in suggestion to reclaim part of lakefront | NWI Times

“I am deeply concerned by the news that U.S. Steel would be acquired by Nippon Steel, a foreign steel competitor. It is troubling to learn that this historic company will no longer be American-owned and operated. U.S. steelmakers have struggled to compete against subsidized metals made by foreign competitors as it is, and this acquisition further consolidates the industry and puts the livelihoods of hardworking families in question,” said Lake County Councilman Randy Niemeyer, who is running as a Republican candidate for the 1st Congressional District. “Gary Works is U.S. Steel’s largest manufacturing plant and is the largest employer in Gary. Gary Works is a driving force in our community’s economy and America’s domestic steel production. We have all seen, first hand, the impact that major employers leaving the Region has caused in our communities. We need economic growth, that protects good-paying jobs for hardworking people. I fear that this acquisition by Nippon Steel will put the livelihoods of Gary Works’ hardworking employees at risk.” Niemeyer said the union should have been looped in on the decision to sell.

“I stand in solidarity with the United Steelworkers union whose members were unjustifiably excluded from this process. The voices of every hardworking man and woman deserve to be heard and considered in any decisions that impact their livelihoods,” Niemeyer said.

Republican Challenger Randy Niemeyer Expresses Heartbreak Over Washington D.C. Weekend Homicides, Urges Accountability for Rep. Frank Mrvan’s Soft Stance on Crime

November 28, 2023

For Immediate Release
November 28, 2023
Contact: Jimmy Spinella
[email protected]

Cedar Lake, IN – In the wake of a heart-wrenching weekend in Washington D.C., where 250 lives were lost to senseless violence, Republican challenger Randy Niemeyer issued the following statement:

“My heart breaks for the victims and their families in our nation’s capitol currently facing unimaginable pain. We cannot turn a blind eye to the rising tide of violence, and we must hold those responsible for these heinous acts accountable.”

Drawing attention to Frank Mrvan’s voting record on crime legislation, Niemeyer declared, “It is with great concern that I highlight Mr. Mrvan’s role in voting to reduce penalties for violent crimes in Washington D.C. We owe it to the victims and their families to demand accountability and stand up for justice.”

Niemeyer continued, “At a time when our communities need strong leadership to address the root causes of crime and ensure the safety of its people, we cannot afford politicians who treat violent criminals with kid gloves. Frank Mrvan’s voting record on crime legislation raises serious questions about his commitment to our safety and security.”

Randy Niemeyer stands with law enforcement and calls for a robust discussion on effective crime prevention strategies, and pledges to prioritize the safety of every Hoosier. Niemeyer pledges to champion the cause of justice and work tirelessly to ensure that families never again have to endure the pain of losing a loved one to senseless violence.

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Randy Niemeyer, is a member of the Lake County Council, elected in 2022, after having served as President of the Cedar Lake Town Council. Under Randy’s watch, Cedar Lake was able to turn itself around financially, while expanding its police force, conducting major upgrades to roads, utilities, sewers, and parks, while establishing a municipal fire department. He is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, and has lived in Cedar Lake most of his life, having raised two children there with his wife of twenty-one years. He is the fourth generation of his family in trucking, as the owner of Niemeyer Milk Transfer, where he started working at 18 years old, right after graduating from Hanover Central High School.

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Randy Niemeyer Calls On Congressman Mrvan To Return Funding From Anti-Israel Groups

November 3, 2023

For Immediate Release
11/03/23
Contact: Jimmy Spinella
[email protected]

Cedar Lake, IN – Today, Lake County Councilman and candidate for Congress, Randy Niemeyer, expressed disappointment with Congressman Frank Mrvan’s failure to reject the support he has received from PACs aligned with Anti-Israel members of Congress.

Niemeyer said, “Congressman Mrvan needs to use better judgement when accepting donations from PACs who are clearly aligned with anti-Israel members of Congress.  He should immediately return the campaign cash he received from the Build our Movement PAC closely connected to members of Congress who refuse to stand with Israel, or worse, defend the actions of the Hamas terrorists.”

According to FEC Reports, Congressman Mrvan accepted $5,000 from the Build our Movement PAC in the run up to the 2022 election. Build our Movement PAC is aligned with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) who refused to support a recent Congressional resolution which sought to express support for Israel and to condemn Hamas terrorists for the October 7th attack. She also came under fire earlier this year for calling Israel a “racist state.”



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Randy Niemeyer, is a member of the Lake County Council, elected in 2022, after having served as President of the Cedar Lake Town Council. Under Randy’s watch, Cedar Lake was able to turn itself around financially, while expanding its police force, conducting major upgrades to roads, utilities, sewers, and parks, while establishing a municipal fire department. He is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, and has lived in Cedar Lake most of his life, having raised two children there with his wife of twenty-one years. He is the fourth generation of his family in trucking, as the owner of Niemeyer Milk Transfer, where he started working at 18 years old, right after graduating from Hanover Central High School.

Copyright (C) 2023 Niemeyer for Congress. All rights reserved.

Niemeyer launches Congressional bid

October 4, 2023

October 04, 2023By Chuck Abraham
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Lake County Councilman Randy Niemeyer launched his Congressional bid on Sunday in Lowell. Photo by Chuck Abraham

Randy Niemeyer, Lake County District 7 councilman and former Cedar Lake Town Council president, announced his bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress in Indiana’s First Congressional District on Sunday at Niemeyer Auction Service and Realty in Lowell.

Niemeyer is the owner of Niemeyer Milk Transfer of Cedar Lake.

One noteworthy endorsement Niemeyer received was from former candidate Jennifer Ruth Green, who ran for the same seat in 2022. Green, an African-American conservative Republican, made a splash nationally when running against Rep. Frank J. Mrvan (D-Highland) last year. In a recorded message, Green described Niemeyer as “so motivated to learn what we need” and is “a man of principle and makes decisions that are best for Hoosiers.”

Niemeyer said his bid for the Congressional seat was “completely unexpected” for him. In July, he and his wife, Madeline, took a trip to Washington D.C. to start exploring what it takes to run for a federal office, and spoke about why he ever decided to seek public office.

The launch party for Randy Niemeyer’s Congressional campaign was Sunday at Niemeyer Auction Service and Realty of Lowell, complete with a potluck style meal.

Niemeyer explained it goes back to when he was a child when he would ride in cars with his grandfather and great-uncle, Ernie Niemeyer, while he campaigned for state senate and county commissioner. And he even acknowledged his family’s long legacy of political service in a humorous fashion.

“Our family reunions are actually run with Roberts Rules of Order,” Niemeyer said. “No kidding. If you come to a Niemeyer family reunion, you’ll think you stepped into a county government meeting.”

And while there have been and are many Niemeyers who have held public office, the Cedar Lake native said it was actually his grandmother, Delphine, who had the biggest impact on him.

Niemeyer said she was the cafeteria director at Jane Ball Elementary School, and if there was a student who didn’t have lunch money, she would open up her purse to make sure the child ate. He said when she passed away, there were hundreds of people who showed up at her visitation.

“She was the greatest public servant I’ve ever known,” Niemeyer said. “That to me was my inspiration as a 16-year-old to say sometime in my life, I have to do something that’s bigger than me. That this isn’t about what I can accomplish, what I can take with me. This is about what I can leave behind, and she gave me that inspiration at 16-years-old.”

Niemeyer said the nation is currently seeing the results of “bad policy.” He was asked if he thought President Joe Biden won the election.

“The answer to that, unfortunately as we look around us, yeah, he is our president,” Niemeyer said. “So with that, I’m inspired to try to make a difference in Washington.”

Niemeyer also said that Washington D.C. is “not dysfunctional because there’s too many of you serving there.” He said too many “career politicians and Washington lawyers that run that city.”

“Right now, there are 28 million government employees in this country,” Niemeyer said, “and 15 million union employees. This thing is upside down, folks. This government has gotten too big and too out of control. When you elect me as your next Congressman, I will bring that common sense to Washington with me.”

Niemeyer called inflation the “largest tax increase” on the middle class in our lifetimes, and he also said that he would like to take a “common sense approach” to energy independence, which would call for a more gradual transition to renewable energy that wouldn’t “put the nation into poverty to do so.”

Niemeyer ended with a quote from former president Theodore Roosevelt.

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better,” Niemeyer said. “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena. Whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. Who strives valiantly. Who errs. Who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming, but who actually does strive to do the deeds. Who knows great enthusiasm, the great devotions. Who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at the best, knows at the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place will never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory or defeat.”