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Sen. Raatz Seeking Re-Election

Posted On January 18, 2018

By Mike Perleberg

State Sen. Jeff Raatz, shown with Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, filed to run for re-election on Wednesday, January 17. Photo provided.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Southeastern Indiana State Senator Jeff Raatz is running for another term representing Senate District 27 at the Indiana Statehouse.

Raatz, a Republican from Centerville, filed his official paperwork to become a candidate for the GOP nomination on Wednesday.

“When I was first elected to the Senate, I promised to work hard to protect your Hoosier way of life, by focusing on education, the devastating drug problem, jobs, and economic growth, while always defending your Second Amendment rights and the traditional family values we cherish here in Indiana,” said Raatz. “We’ve made progress over the past three years, but there are always threats and always more to do to preserve and improve our lifestyle. I pledge to continue working hard and make a meaningful difference on behalf of my constituents throughout my second term.”

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Raatz was first elected in 2014. He is a ranking member of the Senate Education and Career Development, Insurance and Financial Institutions, and Tax and Fiscal Policy Committees, as well as a member of the School Funding Subcommittee.

He and his wife, Lisa, moved their family to the Richmond area in 1998.

No other Republicans have filed to challenge Raatz in the May party primary election. No Democrats have filed in the district either, as of Wednesday.

Senate District 27 is comprised of Randolph, Union and Wayne counties, as well as parts of Dearborn, Fayette and Franklin counties.