The 2020 election season is in full swing, and here at FFL we’re excited to see that there has been a surge in Republican women running for public office. We love to celebrate conservative women in all capacities and give our readers a look at what they stand for. 

The filing date for the congressional and senate races for 2020 in Indiana recently passed. There are 5 Republican women running for the House of Representatives in Indiana. The state will host primaries on May 5, 2020 and the general election on November 3, 2020. 

Here’s what you need to know about these women. 

Jackie Walorski (IN-02)

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski is running for reelection in 2020. Walorski was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, where she previously worked as a television news reporter. She has served in Congress since 2012, serving on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, the House Budget Committee, the House Agriculture Committee, and, most recently, the House Ways and Means Committee. Issues that remain at the forefront of her time in Congress and her current campaign platform include agriculture and the military and veterans, among others. According to her campaign website, Walorski has “helped author a bipartisan law to protect victims of military sexual assault.”

Beth Henderson (IN-05)

Beth Henderson is running for the Congressional seat in the fifth district of Indiana. Henderson has not made a career in politics; instead, she has worked as a nurse and an entrepreneur of a case management company. Her healthcare background makes her passionate about this issue, and she has laid out her vision for reforming the system, including incentivizing medical care outside of urban areas to increase access and expanding mental health care. Henderson also names job growth as a key issue to her campaign, noting that she is an advocate for the farming industry, too.

Kelly Mitchell (IN-05)

A self-described lifelong conservative, Kelly Mitchell is also running for the Congressional seat in the fifth district of Indiana. Mitchell served as the youngest County Commissioner in Indiana, and she also served as Indiana State Treasurer for two terms. She was also a delegate during the 2016 election. She is pro-life and a second amendment advocate, and she also expresses a desire to bring her treasury background to promote fiscal responsibility with the national debt.

Victoria Spartz (IN-05)

Victoria Spartz is running in the fifth Congressional district in Indiana. Spartz is an immigrant to the United States, growing up in Soviet-controlled Ukraine. Her childhood informed her conservative politics; she remains a staunch supporter of limited government and advocates for free market principles. She has worked in both the private and public sectors. Spartz was a CPA in the “Big 4” accounting firms, and she served as the CFO at the Indiana Attorney General’s Office. She was also a state senator and served on committees ranging from Environmental Affairs to Insurance and Financial Institutions.

Susan Marie Smith has also filed her candidacy for the seventh congressional district of Indiana, but her campaign website is currently inactive.

Liana I.
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Liana is a follower of Christ and current communications student at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She enjoys writing, reading, and serving others.

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