Former Congressional Democratic candidate loses fight with COVID

Greensburg, IN—COVID-19 continues to devastate communities.  Late Wednesday evening Greensburg, Southeastern Indiana, as well as Eastern Indiana lost a political soldier in the fight against the virus. 

James “Jim” Pruett was a lawyer in Greensburg, known for his humor but also known for his politics.  Most in the area might remember Jim, as he ran for the Sixth District Congressional spot in the 2018 Primary on the Democrat ticket.  Jim tirelessly shared his beliefs on LGBTQIA rights, on Social Security laws, increasing the minimum wage and more.  And though he ultimately lost in the Primary, he very much supported Jeanine Lee Lake in her race against the future Congressman Greg Pence that year.  Jim also served the community he lived and worked in on the Greensburg Aviation Commission for several years and perhaps you enjoyed his talents on the Tree County Players stage. 

Jim leaves behind his wife Mimi, his high school sweetheart, and two children, Cindy and Jay, along with several other loving family members.