Hoosier women - You are qualified to run.
If you have ever thought about running for office, or want to learn more about advancing women in Indiana, join this non-partisan event on March 16.
I am excited to be speaking about our 2018 campaign. Ready to Run Indiana is part of a national network founded by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. Find a full list of speakers and ticket information at readytorunin.org. I hope to see you there!
Our community lost a great person this week. Tom Sullivan was someone you probably met. He knocked on your door, he showed up to every community event, he said hello to everyone on the street. He continued to show up not just for me, but for many candidates across this great state. May we all know someone who selflessly gives their time and energy to a cause greater than themselves. Tom, I am grateful that our paths crossed in this lifetime. We will miss you.
Happy New Year to all of you! Today I was honored to attend the swearing-in ceremony for my friend and neighbor, Rachna Greulach for Fall Creek Township Board.
May 2019 be the year you achieve great things through hard work and perseverance.🌟
Our campaign was run by three people with no political experience or background: My husband Mike who had a full time job; Nick - a recent graduate from Lawrence North HS; and me. These pictures show you that we weren't a massive operation, but instead a community of hardworking volunteers who understood that we have the power to create change in our communities. Our strategy was simple: work hard and listen to the people.
Good hardworking people can do this. We need more of you to step up and run.
When I decided to run for office, everyone said this race was impossible. I heard "Move to a different district." "Change your name." "Why bother?"
I did not let that stop me.
We were focused, worked hard, and talked to thousands of people in the district. We raised a lot of money through individual donors. We reduced a historically 30+ point margin down to 10 points in a race against one of the most powerful politicians in this state.
Nothing is impossible if you are willing to do the work. If someone with no political experience and background can do this - so can you. We need more everyday people in office in order to achieve a more representative government. I stepped up to run. Now it's your turn. 🇺🇸️
To every person I met while campaigning this year - Thank you for opening your homes and sharing your stories and ideas with me.
To every volunteer who knocked on doors with us in 100 degrees, in the rain, and in the blistering cold - Thank you for believing that we have the power to change our communities through hard work, persistence, and a positive outlook.
To every young person who volunteered for your very first campaign - this is just the beginning for you. I hope to see you achieve great things in our communities and in our state. I promise to cheer for you along the way, just as you did for me.
To the daughters and sons of immigrants - We know the sacrifices our parents made to come to this great country in order to give us a better life. We know what hard work is, and we have a responsibility to continue that work for our children and for future generations to come.
To every mom I met along the way who encouraged me - Working toward a safer community and a...