Indianapolis Progressive Candidates You Might Consider

Below are candidates that have been supportive of GLBT issues and strong on progressive issues in the past. Please consider voting for them tomorrow when you go to the polls for the primaries.

Marion County Superior Court Judge
Karen Celestino Horseman
“Every so often an elected official will go to extraordinary lengths to improve the lives of those around them. In 2002, (then City-County Councilor) Karen Celestino-Horseman did just that when she introduced Proposal 278, which would have provided domestic partner benefits to Indianapolis city employees. It was a well strategized attempt, the community rallied around it, but it did fail on party lines.” — Linda Perdue

The GLBT community needs a judge in this position that understands and supports GLBT issues, especially considering the difficult issues surrounding adoption.

U.S. Congress, District 7
Julia Carson
Obviously, you should consider Julia — read here for more info on her opponent.

State Legislature
David Orentlicher, HD 86
Susan Fuldauer, HD 88
Greg Porter, HD 96
William Crawford, HD 98
Vanessa Summers, HD 99

Indianapolis Public Schools
Kelly Bentley
In IPS District Three, Kelly Bentley, a friend of our community, is running for a third term on the Board. Kelly has been a strong advocate for safe schools for everyone, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. It was thanks to her efforts that IPS policies against discrimination now include protection against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for both teachers and students). She has supported efforts of students at Broad Ripple High School to form a gay-straight alliance.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Bil Browning

    Another judicial candidate that’s been overlooked by the LGBT community in favor of Karen Horseman’s campaign, is Barb Collins. Barb is another friend of the community. Please consider “bullet voting” for just Barb and Karen for judge. It’ll make one heck of a statement if the two gay-friendly judges make the highest number of votes.

  2. Matt B.

    I’ll vote for Karen Horseman, but I didn’t enjoy getting “stuffed” at English Ivy’s the other night.

  3. Steph Mineart

    Are you saying someone cornered you and talked to you about her?

  4. MJ

    Thanks for doing the homework so I can look over your shoulder, Steph. 😉
    I’ll be there tomorrow morning.

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