Boersma and Scott file petitions, several more expected in coming days
PORTAGE, INDIANA – This morning, Lunch Pail Republicans PAC chairman David A. Fagan announced that the organization, which is pledging to run candidates against anti-worker Republicans, has identified two candidates for the Indiana State House of Representatives. Fagan added that more filings will come in the next few days.
Diana Boersma, a high-school technology teacher from DeMotte, and Michael Scott, an electrician and chaplain from Plainfield, will both run for House of Representatives in the upcoming primary. Boersma, from DeMotte, will run in the 16th District; and Scott, from Plainfield, will run in the 91st District.
Boersma, a lifelong Republican with an MBA, has grown fed up with the Republican attack on the middle class. “Growing up, I always believed in what Republicans stood for, but over the years, something about the party changed,” Boersma said. “Today, our leaders are blaming Indiana’s problems on the middle class workers who built this country, and we have got to stick together to protect regular, working class people from these political attacks.”
Scott, an electrician who has been laid off since October of 2010 due to the economic slowdown, felt he had to step in to stop the downward spiral for working class Hoosiers. “Everyone I know – our paychecks are getting
smaller, and it is getting harder to survive. Families cannot get by on one salary, or in many cases, two salaries. When parents are struggling to put food on the table, it is the next generation that suffers.”
Fagan said he expects several more candidates to come out in the coming days. “In just a period of weeks, we have received such an outpouring of support from working people, and many of them understand that with the radicalization of our leaders, the only way to return to pro-worker Republican fundamentals is to run for office and take our party back,” said Fagan.
David Fagan is Chairman of the Lunch Pail Republicans, Financial Secretary of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, and president of the 14,000-member IUOE Indiana State Branch. A lifelong Republican, Fagan was appointed by Governor Daniels to the Indiana Port Commission in 2007. He was also appointed to the Law Enforcement Training Board by five Governors from both parties. He was twice elected to the Portage City Council and spent many years as a Republican Precinct Committeeman.