Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey: Indiana roundup

Indiana is holding elections, including for municipal offices and state legislative offices, on Nov. 7, 2023, and May 7, 2024, respectively. 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 Oct. 31. To read each candidate’s full responses, click his or her name at the bottom of the article.

Joel Levi (D) is running for Indiana State Senate District 20, and the Democratic primary is on May 7. Here’s how Levi responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?

“I’m running for State Senate so that our children can live in the Indiana they deserve. This starts with our kids feeling safe at school. The simplest way to ensure this is with common sense gun laws. …

I believe in the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms, but I also believe there are simple ways to prevent access to bad actors. The easiest way is to require background checks on the sale of firearms at gun shows and third party sales. My goal is to make this a non-partisan issue, so that Democrats and Republicans can join together to keep our Hoosier children safe.”

Click here to read the rest of Levi’s answers. 

Porsche Williams (D) is running for Fort Wayne City Clerk, and the general election is on Nov. 7. Here’s how Williams responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?

“I will focus on community outreach and collaboration with local organizations and encourage community involvement through workshops, forums and educational programs.”

Click here to read the rest of Williams’ 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.

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