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New Indiana Democratic Party Head Lays Out Agenda


John Zody ( photo by Mike Corbin)

The newly-elected head of the Indiana Democratic Party says he finds the debate among Republicans over Governor Mike Pence's tax cut proposal "telling."


That's all John Zody would say about the big issue now in the Statehouse. Zody laid out part of his agenda during a press conference Friday. Zody says now that the party has officially reorganized - nine congressional districts in 92 counties - he wants to focus on getting more democrats elected to statewide offices.

He says the party can achieve that through fundraising, recruiting more young people and focusing on the needs of most Hoosiers rather than small groups. Zody says he'll also focus on what he calls his party's strengths: common sense, communication, inclusiveness, organization and a strong work ethic.

Zody hails from Morgan County. He worked as Vice-Chair for the Monroe County Democratic Party, served as a gubernatorial advisor, Congressional chief of staff and political director for President Obama's re-election campaign. He's also teaching a political science course at Indiana University.


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