Six now running for Indiana House seats, more expected
PORTAGE, INDIANA – This morning, Lunch Pail Republicans PAC chairman David A. Fagan announced that election petitions had been filed by four more candidates running as Lunch Pail Republicans against anti-worker incumbents, and that interest continues to grow.
“A time had to come where working Republicans said ‘enough’ and realized that runing for office is best way to alter the dangerous direction in which our state leaders have steered our party,” Fagan said. “I hear from more people every day who are glad that their party is finally standing up for workers, and they want to get involved.”
Cory Stith, a construction worker from Osceola, will run in the 5th District. Randall Conners, of Elkhart, will run in the 21st District. Randy Weinley, a concrete construction foreman from Bristol, will run in the 48th District. Wes Ortell, an equipment operator, volunteer fireman, and army reservist from Wolcottville, will run in the 82nd District.
These candidates join Diana J. Boersma, a teacher and entrepreneur running in the 16th District against House Labor Chair Douglas Gutwein; and Michael Scott, an electrician running against Robert Behning in the 91st District.
More candidates are expected to file before the deadline in February. “There are some elected officials in the State of Indiana who completely abandoned their constituents this session, so we will be focusing our attention on several high-interest districts leading up to the deadline,” Fagan said.
The Lunch Pail Republicans PAC was formed in December 2011 to draw attention to the anti-worker agenda coming from party leaders in Indianapolis and to run pro-worker, pro-small business candidates against those who voted for legislation like “right to work”, which chairman David Fagan says “is a clear violation of the Republican principle of small, non-intrusive government.”