Indiana is holding elections, including for Indianapolis City Council, on May 2, 2023. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Below is a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out the survey as of March 13. To read each candidate’s full responses, click their name at the bottom of the article.
Brenda Bishop-Kyle (R) is running for Indianapolis City Council District 14 and the primary election is on May 2. Here’s how Bishop-Kyle responded to the question: “What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?”
“I have a strong interest on how student social interactions outside of the classroom impacts student outcomes. I want to implement activities that give structure and guidance that positively impact student performance.
To look at the civic infrastructure of District 14 and look at what can be done to improve the safety of neighborhoods.”
Click here to read the rest of Bishop-Kyle’s answers.
Jesse Brown (D) is running for Indianapolis City Council District 13 and the primary election is on May 2. Here’s how Brown responded to the question: “What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?”
“I am interested in helping the ordinary people of Indianapolis find their voices and their collective power. I have been a homeowner in the district for 15 years, have paid my taxes diligently, and have seen life expectancy drop in my neighborhood. I have seen the roads, schools, and services deteriorate, while the state and city’s economy continue improving for the wealthy. I believe we have no choice but to urgently address inequality in Indianapolis and truly make it a city for everyone.”
Click here to read the rest of Brown’s answers.
If you’re an Indiana candidate or incumbent, click here to take the survey. The survey contains over 30 questions, and you can choose the ones you feel will best represent your views to voters. If you complete the survey, a box with your answers will display on your Ballotpedia profile. Your responses will also populate the information that appears in our mobile app, My Vote Ballotpedia.