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Fifth District Virtual Town Halls to Feature 14 Republican and four Democratic Candidates

  Indiana Town Halls (www.Indianatownhalls.org) and WFYI Productions today announced that its Fifth District Congressional Primary Town Halls will be webcast using Zoom technology on Monday and Tuesday, May 11 and 12. Fourteen Republican and four Democratic candidates will participate. Jim Shella, former political reporter for WISH-TV and former host of Indiana Week in Review …

How to vote in the June 2 primary election

Courtesy of Polly Spiegel, Indiana Vote by Mail www.indianavotebymail.org This year, voting in Indiana’s Primary election may be confusing. The Primary election date has been changed and because of health risks, many people will not want to go vote at the polls. There will be fewer physical polling places than there have been in past …

Indianapolis Star examines tough fundraising road for 5th House District candidates

Indianapolis Star reporter Kaitlin Lange detailed the effect that the coronavirus has had on fundraising for Republican and Democratic candidates in the primary elections for the Fifth Congressional District. Her story can be found at this link: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/16/indiana-primary-some-5th-district-candidates-rely-personal-loans/5140287002/

From The Indianapolis Star: Fifth District Democrats on the Issues

Kaitlin Lange of The Indianapolis Star has compiled answers from the Democratic candidates in the Fifth Congressional District primary on several issues. Read her story at this link: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/03/18/indiana-5th-congressional-district-democratic-candidates-issues/4532195002/

From The Indianapolis Star: Fifth District Republicans on the Issues

Kaitlin Lange of The Indianapolis Star has compiled answers from the Republican candidates in the Fifth Congressional District primary on several issues. Read her story at this link: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/03/18/indiana-5th-congressional-district-republican-candidates-issues/4723459002/

Bios of the Republican candidates

Biographies as provided by the candidates Kent Abernathy Kent Abernathy is a graduate of the United States Military Academy. Kent’s lifetime of service emulates the West Point motto: Duty, Honor, Country. He also completed Army Ranger training and later flight school, becoming an Army aviator. After nearly seven years of active duty, Kent transitioned into …

Bios of the Democratic candidates

Biographies as provided by the Democratic candidates Jennifer Christie Jennifer is a scientist, mom of four young children, and has been a resident of the 5th district for over 20 years where she and her husband raise their children together.  She graduated from Purdue University with honors in Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics and is an …

About the Fifth District

Indiana’s Fifth Congressional District is located in the north-central part of the state. It includes all or parts of Blackford, Boone, Grant, Hamilton, Howard, Madison, Marion and Tipton counties. It includes the north side of Indianapolis as well as the cities of Marion, Carmel, Anderson, Elwood,  Noblesville and parts of Kokomo. The district is predominantly …

What is a Town Hall meeting?

Town hall meetings are a way for politicians to meet with their constituents, either to hear from them on topics of interest or to discuss specific upcoming legislation or regulation. Despite their name, town hall meetings need not take place in a town hall. They are commonly held in a range of venues, including schools, …

Coming together to listen and learn

Indiana Town Halls is a new organization formed by a cross-partisan group of citizens and lawmakers intending to hold respectful, informative public forum dialogues between Congressional candidates, lawmakers and citizens. In an era of adversarial hyper-partisanship, such events have become increasingly rare in Indiana. The resulting distance between Hoosiers and their representatives contributes – along …