State Treasurer Mitchell to run again in 2018

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TheStatehouseFile.com

INDIANAPOLIS — After serving three years as state treasurer, Republican Kelly Mitchell is running for re-election next year.

State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell speaks during the launch of INvestAble Indiana in July. ABLE accounts allow Hoosiers with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing heir state and federal benefits. Photo by Abrahm Hurt, TheStatehouseFile.com

“I am proud of the work we’ve done in my first term and I have the experience and vision to continue to serve Hoosiers at state treasurer,” Mitchell said in a statement Thursday. “In a second term, I will continue to bring a fiscally conservative approach to our investments, reduce taxpayer risk and protect our tax dollars.”

As the 55th state treasurer, Mitchell added 105,000 new accounts to College Choice 529 — a college savings program. She also oversaw the expansion of text-to-911 throughout Indiana and launched a new program, INvestABLE, a savings plan that allows disabled Hoosiers to save more money without sacrificing their state and federal aid benefits.

“Over the past three year, I’ve fought to protect Hoosier tax dollars and ensure the safe investment of our state’s assets,” Mitchell said.

Prior to being elected in 2014, Mitchell served as a two-term commissioner in Cass County and an investment fund director for the state’s treasurer’s office.

At this time, Indiana Democrats do not have someone challenging Mitchell.

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