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Republicans sweep statewide races with all-female ticket

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans swept the elections for statewide office Tuesday with easy wins over Democrats running for auditor, treasurer and secretary of state. The results mean that Auditor Suzanne Crouch and Secretary of State Connie Lawson will keep their offices, while Kelly Mitchell will move into the treasurer’s office. “It’s ladies […]

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Auditor candidates clash over experience, transparency

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The race to become the next state auditor has become in part about what qualifies as the right experience for the job. Suzanne Crouch, the incumbent who was appointed to the post early this year, says her work as a former county auditor, county commissioner and state lawmaker gives […]

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Statewide candidates take to TV to spread message

By Hannah Troyer Thestatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With no race of national interest on the ballot in Indiana, the TV ad wars that accompany most election seasons have been largely missing. But the men and women running for state treasurer, auditor and secretary of state are trying to fill the void and nab voters’ attention. Five […]

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Democratic ticket off to Northern Indiana for events

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The three Democrats running for statewide offices will be on tour in the final weeks of the election, with initial stops in Northern Indiana. Secretary of state hopeful Beth White, auditor candidate Mike Claytor and treasurer hopeful Mike Boland will make their first stop Thursday in Highland for the Lake […]

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Photos & story: Democrats chide Republicans, call for voters to ‘balance’ state government

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrats said at their state convention Saturday they want to balance the power of the Statehouse as the party of common sense. “The governor is shaking in his boots wondering what those Democrats are doing right now,” said Maggie Lewis, president of the city-county council in Indianapolis. “Yes, we […]

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Democratic candidate for auditor focuses on marriage tax policy

By Antonio Cordero TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democratic auditor candidate Mike Claytor stood in front of the Indiana Department of Revenue on Thursday to talk about one of his main campaign goals: Equal rights for same-sex married couples. Claytor, an accountant, focused on the tax policy set by the state Department of Revenue – and confirmed […]

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Mike Claytor to seek Democratic nomination for state auditor

By Jacie Shoaf TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Claytor plans to announce his run for state auditor on Thursday, making him the first Democrat to announce his candidacy for the position. Claytor is an accountant and attorney. He previously worked for the Indiana State Board of Accounts, where he was appointed as deputy state examiner under […]