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State Treasurer Mitchell to run again in 2018

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After serving three years as state treasurer, Republican Kelly Mitchell is running for re-election next year. “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 […]

Video & story: Crouch, Lawson, Mitchell sworn in to statewide office

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Video & story: Crouch, Lawson, Mitchell sworn in to statewide office

Swearing-in ceremony for Indiana officials from TheStatehouseFile.com By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush officially swore in three statewide elected officials on Wednesday at the Statehouse. State Auditor Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, and State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell all took the oath of office at a ceremony […]

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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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Republicans out-raise Democrats in statewide campaigns

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican candidates have raised more money than their Democratic opponents in races for statewide office this year. The only contest even close when it comes to fundraising is the race to win the secretary of state’s office, according to filings with the Indiana Election Division. Incumbent Connie Lawson, a […]

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Democrats, Republicans plan weekend campaign tours

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican and Democratic candidates running for statewide and congressional offices will be traveling the state this weekend looking for votes in advance of Tuesday’s election. Republicans will visit eight cities on Saturday and Monday as part of the GOP Road to Victory bus tour. Democrats meanwhile will campaign in […]

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Treasurer’s race pits office veteran against former Illinois lawmaker

By Andi TenBarge The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Controversial state Treasurer Richard Murdock stepped down from his post in August leaving the office up for grabs in November when voters will decide between candidates who have experience inside and outside the treasure’s doors. Republican Kelly Mitchell is a former county commissioner who worked in the state […]

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Mourdock steps down with just months left in term as treasurer

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Treasurer Richard Mourdock – a controversial political figure who lost a bid for the U.S. Senate after divisive remarks about rape and pregnancy –stepped down from his post Friday with about four months to go in the term. The conservative Republican said in a statement he is leaving […]

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Story & photos: Republicans pick Kelly Mitchell to run for state treasurer

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In convention voting that lasted all afternoon, Republicans picked Kelly Mitchell to be their nominee for treasurer over two better-known candidates who had campaigned longer for the position. Mitchell, who works in the treasurer’s office now, won on the third ballot, nabbing votes from Don Bates of Richmond, whose […]

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Republicans to pick treasurer nominee, marriage language at convention in Fort Wayne

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With at least 2,000 people expected to attend, the Indiana Republican Convention is going to have “a new view and energy,” said state Chairman Tim Berry. The convention will be outside of Indianapolis this year and Berry said that Fort Wayne is “rolling out the welcome mat” for the […]

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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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