(Vevay, Ind.) – An important announcement is being planned by a Rising Sun lawyer.
Lane Siekman has been considering a run for U.S. Congress in Indiana’s Sixth District. He formed an exploratory committee in May.
Siekman is one of just a handful of Democrats to show interest in running for the seat being vacated by Republican Mike Pence, who has decided to run for Indiana Governor in 2012.
Siekman’s campaign sent an e-mail Wednesday morning publicizing an announcement to be made Friday morning at 10:30 on the front steps of the Switzerland County Courthouse in Vevay.
“Lane Siekman will make an important announcement regarding his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Congress in Indiana's new Sixth District,” the e-mail said.
The Rising Sun resident is a past president of the Rising Sun-Ohio County Chamber of Commerce, secretary of the Southeastern Indiana Regional Growth Alliance, and is the Executive Director of the Ohio County Economic Development Commission. He also teaches business and law classes at Ivy Tech Community College.
A Democrat has not won Indiana’s Sixth District since Phil Sharp retired in 1994.