Democrat to challenge Bucshon in 8th District race

Staff Report

INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney William Tanoos announced his candidacy for Indiana’s 8th Congressional District.

If he wins the Democratic primary, he will run against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep Larry Bucshon. Bucshon is in his fourth term serving the southwest and central west areas of Indiana including Evansville and Terre Haute.

File photo of William Tanoos, his wife Katie, their son Jack, and dog Truman.

Tanoos, who works in Terre Haute as a disability attorney, said he was running to protect the middle class

“It’s clear to most everyone that those currently in Congress have lost their way,” he said in a press release. “They no longer work for the working families in their communities, but instead for the special interests that have come to define Washington.”

Tanoos graduated from South Vigo High School. He also graduated from Indiana University cum laude with concentrations in History and Political Science. He earned his law degree from IU’s McKinney School of Law.

“Together, we can rebuild the middle class and support working Hoosiers who have proven to be the backbone of this great country,” Tanoos said. “That’s what families all around our state have valued and relied on for generations and we have no intention of letting it go without a fight.”

Tanoos and his wife, Katie, have an 11-month-old son Jack and a dog, Truman. They are members of St. George Orthodox Christian Church. is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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