Two Democrats seek 5th Congressional District nod

Two Democrats seek 5th Congressional District nod

ANDERSON — Two Democrats are seeking the party’s nomination in the 5th Congressional District to face incumbent Republican Victoria Spartz in November. According to finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, Spartz has $1,257,884 in her campaign fund. She has spent no money in 2022 in the uncontested Republican Party primary for the nomination. Matt Hall has raised $42,446 and spent $28,006, while Jeannine Lee Lake has reported contributions of $3,965, including a $1,000 donation to her own campaign, and has spent $795. Lake has twice run for Congress in the 6th District against Greg Pence, but after the redistricting last year, Delaware County was moved into the 5th District. Hall said if elected, he will focus on mental and behavioral health because post-traumatic stress disorder is an affliction affecting an untold number of people who have had traumatic experiences. “We need to help them find financial stability,” he said. “The Jobs Act is providing money to Indiana, and the state ranks near the bottom when it comes to mental health.” Hall spoke in favor of raising the minimum wage requirement to $15 because inflation is outpacing the cost of living. He said providing access to broadband internet services in rural areas is crucial for senior citizens and farmers. Hall said Spartz campaigned in 2020 in support of expanding broadband access and then voted against the American Rescue Plan legislation. He served one year on the Lawrence Common Council after being appointed to fill a vacancy in 2018. […]

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