One new candidate declares in Indiana

Ballotpedia tracked one new state-level candidate in Indiana between Nov. 27-Dec. 3. This was one more candidate than the prior week. 

The candidate is a Democrat and is running for state executive office in 2024.

Details on the candidate are below: 

  • Destiny Scott Wells (D) is running for Attorney General of Indiana. Wells said, “I grew up in a blue collar family in Morgan County, where I learned the importance of the values that small-town Hoosiers hold dear: family, freedom, and progress. … in the throes of 9/11, I enlisted in the Army National Guard at the age of 19 and later joined Army ROTC. In the military I found what many of us are looking for: a steady paycheck, health care, a path toward retirement, and the ability to serve my country and my community. … I’m running for Indiana Attorney General to get our State back to serving Hoosiers. I have worked at all levels of government—local, state, federal, and the multi-national level with NATO. As an attorney, I’ve been Associate Corporation Counsel for the City of Indianapolis and Marion County, and Deputy Attorney General for the State of Indiana. And as a military intelligence officer, I have seen first hand the state of democracy across the world.”

Since the beginning of the year, Ballotpedia has identified 21 candidates for state-level office in Indiana. Three hundred and eighteen candidates ran for state-level office in Indiana in 2022, while 301 ran in 2020. In 2022, 104 were Democratic, while 197 were Republican. In 2020, 142 were Democratic and 142 were Republican. Nationally, Ballotpedia has tracked 680 Democrats and 829 Republicans running for state-level office in 2023, and 388 Democrats and 537 Republicans running in 2024. 

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