The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:50 am

Indianapolis representative will not run for governor

NIKI KELLY | The Journal Gazette

INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Karlee Macer of Speedway announced today she would not seek the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

"Anyone who knows me, knows that it is the front line problem solving and policy-making that drives me in my work. While I stand ready to roll my sleeves up, and show our state what it means to be a Democrat, I will not be doing so in a bid for governor."

She had been visiting communities to gauge a possible run around the state but ultimately decided against a bid.

"In every corner of our state, there are leaders stepping up to fight for Hoosiers and their families and I’m always ready to work with those who seek to move Indiana forward," Macer said. "I look forward to supporting those stepping up to make change in our cities, correcting the harmful path the Republican super majority have led us down, and taking on some of the most crucial federal policies in our lifetime."

Businessman and doctor Woody Myers has thrown his hat in the ring – hoping to win the nomination and take on GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb in 2020.

State Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary, is still considering whether he will run. He has been holding town halls around the state – some alongside outgoing Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick.

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