Evansville City Councilman Jonathan Weaver is making the switch from the Democratic to the Republican.
Edie Hardcastle, Chair of the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party, welcomed Weaver's departure from the Democratic Party, issuing a scathing statement Friday stating that the Democratic Party is "relieved" Weaver's association with it has come to an end.
"We welcome the announcement from Jonathan Weaver to disassociate himself from the Democratic Party," Hardcastle's statement said. "We are relieved his association with our Party has come to an end so that it will no longer serve as a platform for his behavior."
Councilman Weaver becomes the second local leader in the Evansville area to change political affiliation in recent days, with Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding also announcing his decision to switch parties back in September 2020.