INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier Democratic women are standing up across the state to take the next step toward representing their communities by filing to run for State House this year.
In the Indianapolis suburbs, State Rep. Dr. Victoria Garcia Wilburn, Tiffany Stoner, Sandy James, and Stephanie Jo Yocum are running in parts of Marion, Hamilton, Boone, Hendricks, and Johnson counties.
Rep. Garcia Wilburn is running for a second term to the Indiana General Assembly in House District 32. As a freshman member, she worked across the aisle to pass legislation providing expanded mental health services for Hoosier first responders. District 32 includes parts of Carmel, Fishers, and the Indianapolis neighborhood of Nora.
Stoner is running for House District 25 and serves as a senior leader at one of America’s largest consulting firms. She’s also a small business owner who has raised her family in Zionsville for two decades. She’s committed to her community, and all Hoosiers, raising dollars for nonprofit charities in central Indiana. District 25 includes Zionsville and Brownsburg in Boone and Hendricks counties.
James is a community leader in Greenwood, serving as a STEM educator at Greenwood High School running for House District 58, based in Greenwood and Johnson County. Yocum is the vice president of a major Midwest-based children’s nonprofit organization, and has devoted her adult life toward improving healthcare and education in Indiana, and is running for House District 88. It includes southern Fishers and Geist.
“Rep. Victoria Garcia Wilburn is delivering pragmatic, bipartisan solutions at the Statehouse,” said Indiana Democratic Party Executive Director Dayna Colbert. “In just her first session, she authored legislation to provide mental health resources to Indiana first responders that passed unanimously, and she co authored multiple successful bills to expand healthcare options for all Hoosiers. This year she’s working in a bipartisan fashion to continue breaking down barriers to mental health care for Hoosiers. Rep. Garcia Wilburn’s record of putting Hoosiers first deserves reelection.”
“Hoosier women have seen their rights attacked and taken away by a Republican supermajority of men, and are standing up for a better future in 2024 and beyond,” said Colbert. “We’re excited to have this excellent slate of local women leaders running in the Indianapolis suburbs, all of whom will fight at the statehouse to restore the right to choose, support first responders, and expand healthcare and childcare options for every Hoosier family.”
“Tiffany Stoner has spent her adult life fighting for families in central Indiana, and we can’t wait to see her leadership at the Indiana Statehouse,” said Colbert. “The difference with Rep. Becky Cash couldn’t be more clear — she’s helped lead the race to the bottom to ban books, attack teachers, and prosecute doctors.”
“Sandy James is a local teacher at Greenwood High School, and sees the challenges and opportunities Hoosier students face every day. She’ll be a leader for students, parents, and educators as Greenwood’s next state representative,” said Colbert.
“As a nonprofit leader, Stephanie Jo Yocum has spent years understanding what working families go through, and fighting to improve the lives of children in the Midwest. She’ll work every day to make our state’s education system the best it can be for every family,” said Colbert.