Raatz Running for Congress

State Senator Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). (Provided Photo)

(Richmond, IN) – A local State Senator has filed to run for Congress.

Jeff Raatz is a candidate in the Republican Primary for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District seat now held by Greg Pence, who is not running for re-election.

Raatz currently represents Senate District 27, which includes Henry, Union and Wayne counties and a portion of Franklin County.

However, Franklin County residents will not vote in the 6th District Republican Primary because the county is in the 9th Congressional District, which is represented by Republican Erin Houchin.

“Our nation is at a tipping point,” Raatz said. “If we do not dramatically change course in Washington D.C. – very quickly – the United States of America will no longer be the land of the free and the home of the brave. It’s a sobering thought, and something I think about on a daily basis. I am deeply concerned about the future of our United States, and that is why I am running to represent Indiana’s 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.”

Raatz, who has served at the Statehouse since 2014, is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development, a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and a member of the Senate School Funding Subcommittee.

He also serves on the boards of several local organizations including the Indiana University East Advisory Board, Every Child Can Read Board, and the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet.

Raatz lives in Richmond with his wife Lisa. They have two grown daughters and a son-in-law.