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John Hurley to run for Indiana’s District 75 state representative seat

A Richland, Indiana man has announced his intentions to run for state representative, representing Indiana’s District 75.

John Hurley, 30, is running for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the seat.

Hurley is a technology education instructor at South Spencer High School.

He describes himself as a political moderate.

He’s affiliated with the Indiana State Teachers Association, the National Education Association, the Indiana Farm Bureau, Leadership Spencer County, and is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

In a press release, Hurley said, “I am in my eighth year as a Career and Technical Educator. Every day I see the consequences the decisions in Indianapolis have had on students and their families. Essential programs and personnel have disappeared due to funding cuts at schools statewide. Workers have lost protections, benefits, and opportunities for advancement. Our rural communities are shrinking. Hoosiers need someone that has experienced the impacts from the legislature first-hand to represent their interests. I will be not only a vote, but also an advocate for public schools, working families, and rural values.

District 75 is currently represented by State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler).

Bacon is seeking re-election.

(This story was originally published on October 16, 2017)