IN Democrats Endorse McCormick for Governor

Jennifer McCormick. (Photo: @mccormickforgov/X)

(Indianapolis, IN) – The Indiana Democratic Party State Central Committee has unanimously endorsed Jennifer McCormick for Governor.

Dr. McCormick goes into the May primary as the only Democratic gubernatorial candidate on the ballot.

She served as Indiana’s last statewide elected Superintendent of Public Instruction between 2017 and 2021.

McCormick previously served as Superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools. She got her start in education at the local public school level, teaching special education and language arts.

Indiana Democratic Party Chairman Mike Schmuhl released a statement following the state central committee endorsement.

“Throughout her life, Jennifer McCormick has been an advocate for Hoosier families and children. That’s why she’s never been afraid to stand up for what’s right – regardless of party,” Schmuhl said. “We need more balanced leadership at the Statehouse that uplifts working families, and takes the best ideas from both parties. That’s the leader Jennifer McCormick will be as our next governor.”

If McCormick – a former Republican – is elected in November, it would end 20 consecutive years of GOP governors.

The Republican candidates on the May ballot are U.S. Senator Mike Braun; Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch; former Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers; former Indiana Economic Development Corporation president Eric Doden; former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, and businesswoman Jamie Reitenour.

Current Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb is term-limited and ineligible to run again.