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Mercedes Yanora

One new candidate declares in Indiana

Ballotpedia tracked one new state-level candidate in Indiana between Nov. 6-12. This was one more candidate than the prior week. 

The candidate is a Democrat and is running for state legislature in 2024.

Details on the candidate are below: 

  • Thomas Horrocks (D) is running for Indiana House of Representatives District 62. Horrocks said, “I’m trying to carve out a life for my family in south-central Indiana. My wife Adriane and I are both working to support our blended family as they navigate public school and college. … I’ve been a church pastor here in Southern Indiana for nearly 8 years. I’m also a chaplain in the Indiana Army National Guard, where I’ve been serving for nearly 10 years … I went into ministry because I wanted to play a part in helping people live meaningful, fulfilling lives. I wanted to see people have every opportunity to thrive as individuals, and in their relationships, and families. That’s the same reason I’m now running to represent you in the Statehouse. … I think our state government should focus more on actually helping Hoosiers and I’m running to help make that happen. … I think it’s time to get to work making life better for all of us. I hope you’ll join me.”

Since the beginning of the year, Ballotpedia has identified 20 candidates for state-level office in Indiana. Three hundred and eighteen candidates ran for state-level office in Indiana in 2022, while 301 ran in 2020. In 2022, 104 were Democratic, while 197 were Republican. In 2020, 142 were Democratic and 142 were Republican. Nationally, Ballotpedia has tracked 679 Democrats and 828 Republicans running for state-level office in 2023, and 240 Democrats and 314 Republicans running in 2024. 

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