Growing up in Indiana has instilled strong Hoosier values, which include hard work, looking out for your neighbor and creating a future where families can thrive. Those values also include providing opportunities for all Hoosiers and giving them a choice in leadership. In the 2014 general election, the incumbent ran unopposed. Hoosiers living in this district did not have a choice in who should represent them. I did not have a choice. This is one of the main reasons that led me to run for office in 2016 I

Although a win in 2016 wasn't in the cards, there is much work that needs to be done. I have been fortunate to be appointed by the Indiana Democrat State Party Chairman John Zody to be the Deputy Chair and Engagement. It is time to move our party and our state forward. the same level of work and commitment I used as a candidate I plan to use in this new role.