Trish Whitcomb announced her run for Indiana State Democratic Party Chair today.
Whitcomb is the founder of the Indiana Federation of Democratic Women and the campaign manager to former State Superintendent Glenda Ritz. She is the daughter of former Indiana governor Edgar Whitcomb, who served from 1969 to 1973.
The outgoing Indiana Democratic Party Chair, John Zody, announced in November that he would retire at the end of his term. Zody has served as the party’s state chairman since 2013.
Below is Whitcomb’s statement announcing her run:
Today I want to let you know I am officially running for the Indiana State Democratic Party Chair.
We Democrats care about people, and the “kitchen table” issues that impact their lives. We celebrate public service, seek justice, and stand for equality for all people. As Democrats, we are bound together by Hoosier ideals of independence, respect, and hard work.
Our Party needs leadership and steadfast dedication to our values, which my years of service exemplify. As State Party Chair, I will work closely with county and district leaders; I will listen to those who work tirelessly on the front lines; and I will ensure state party support of their work.
Key to building a foundation, to create stronger bonds between county and state party leadership, I have attached my preliminary plan for improving Indiana’s Democratic Party.
Thank you for your work and commitment. I look forward to talking to you about the future of our party. I hope to earn your support.
Whitcomb also released a plan for the state Democratic Party.