Former Indiana Superintendant of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick announced she will be running for Indiana Governor, according to a press release on May 4.
“I’m running for governor because our political leaders have lost sight of the challenges they were elected to solve. They are defunding and politicizing our schools, burdening us with the nation’s highest gas tax, taking our rights away, and standing by as we pay the highest health care costs in the nation. It’s time for a leader who will put Hoosier’s first,” McCormick stated in her press release”
McCormick started her campaign with a video that focused on her time growing up in New Castle, Indiana.
She started her career as a teacher, which lead her to become Yorktown Elementary School principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent in Yorktown Community Schools. In 2016, she was elected the 44th superintendent of public instruction, the last elected into the position before it became appointed, according to the press release.
In her previous position as Indiana superintendent, she ran with the Republican Party, and she is now running for governor under the Democratic Party.
“Together, we can restore common sense and put an end to the divisiveness that’s pulling our state backward,” McCormick said. “I know we can move our state forward by fighting for our public schools, making health care accessible and affordable, and bringing good paying jobs to main streets across Indiana. I loved serving our state and look forward to the opportunity to continue meeting with Hoosiers who believe it’s time for change.”