House District 67 Republican candidates Randy Frye (right) and Tom Cheek.
(Aurora, Ind.) - The Democrat candidate for Indiana House District 67 is announcing several new endorsements he has gained.
Aurora Democrat Tom Cheek faces incumbent State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) in the November election. Frye had run uncontested in his last election in 2010.
On Tuesday, Cheek – a former 12-year Dearborn County Councilman – released a list of endorsements in response to Aurora Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr.’s endorsement of Frye last week.
Cheek announced he has the support of Democrat mayors in four southeast Indiana cities: Lawrenceburg’s Dennis Carr, Greendale’s Doug Hedrick, Batesville’s Rick Fledderman, and North Vernon’s Harold Campbell. Jefferson County Commissioner Julie Berry also declared an endorsement for Cheek.
According to a campaign news release, it was Cheek's service on the county council that earned praise from the group, noting Cheek's fiscal responsibility and earnest effort to improve the lives of residents. Mr. Cheek built a reputation of being one of the most fiscally conservative members of the council, frequently voting against tax hikes and earmarks. But perhaps what truly impressed the group was Cheek's reluctance to pass on county problems to local municipalities.
"It's about honesty. It's about integrity. Tom has these qualities," Hedrick said in the release.
"We should elect leaders to solve problems, not politicians to pass the buck." Cheek said.
Voters can meet Cheek at a meet and greet during Rising Sun’s Music on Main event on Friday, August 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.