(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A local political candidate will get help from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels next month.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels
will help raise support for
Jud McMillin in Lawrence-
burg Sept. 7.
Brookville attorney Jud McMillin is running as a Republican against longtime Democrat Bob Bischoff for District 68 State Representative in Indianapolis.
Daniels will stoop for McMillin at Lawrenceburg’s Newtown Park on Tuesday, Sept. 7. The event will last from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and include a grill-out. The governor is expected to arrive around 6:00 p.m.
“I’m extremely happy to have the Governor come to our area to discuss the numerous issues that we are facing here in our corner of the State,” McMillin said in a news release. “I know we all feel like we are a forgotten corner of the state. As a result I have been working with the Governor and his staff to make sure that we get our fair share of attention. I can promise you that once elected I’ll continue to work this hard to make sure southeastern Indiana is protected, and moving in the right direction.”
McMillin has been running on a platform of bringing jobs to southeast Indiana and getting the economy back on track.
“I want to work to bring better paying jobs closer to the people of our area, to help the unemployed and the underemployed, and reduce the distance people have to travel to get to a decent job,” McMillin said.
Bischoff, in his campaign, has been touting his experience and connections in the statehouse.
Democrat Bob Bischoff and Republican Jud
McMillin square off again for District 68 Rep-
resentative in the November election.
Both candidates have been trying to persuade voters they will ensure that millions of dollars in local riverboat revenue remains here.
“Making sure that we not only protect, but also maximize and effectively spend our riverboat gaming revenue will be important as we move forward. With the Governor’s help I am confident we can achieve these objectives,” said McMillin.
Bischoff has held the District 68 seat for 30 years and is hoping for at least one more term. McMillin is still relatively new to politics having run for elected office for the first time in 2008, losing to Bischoff in a close District 68 race by less than 500 votes out of more than 27,100 total.
The district includes all or parts of Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, and Franklin counties.