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Breaking Down the Ballot: U.S. House 4th District

Todd Rokita's run for Senate has left this seat open. More than a dozen candidates are competing for their party's nomination.

INDIANAPOLIS -- With current seat-holder Todd Rokita firmly entrenched in the Republican Senate primary, the race is on for candidates vying to replace him in Indiana's 4th Congressional District.

Here's a look at the candidates people in the 4th district will have on their ballots on May 8.


The Candidates: Democrats

Tobi Beck – Former Military Police officer who served in Cuba and Somalia. Lives in Avon.

Roger Day Making his second bid; finished second in 2014 primary for this seat.

Darin Griesey – Former 6th District Congressional nominee in 2000. Six-year member of the White Co. Farm Bureau Board.

Joe Mackey  - Retired Machinist and co-founder of The Claire E. and Patrick G. Mackey Children’s Cancer Foundation. Lafayette native.

Also Running:

  • Roland Ellis | Kokomo
  • Veronikka Ziol | Woodworker and ordained minister | Newton Co.

The Candidates: Republican

Jim Baird: Former Putnam County Commissioner and current State Representative from Greencastle. Received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for Army service in Vietnam.

Steve Braun – Former Zionsville State Representative. Served as Workforce Development Commissioner under Governors Pence and Holcomb and resigned to run for Congress.

Diego Morales – Chief Business Development Officer at The Sodrel Holding Companies. Former aide to Gov. Mike Pence and U.S. Army veteran. 

Jared Thomas – West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran. Member of the 101st Airbone Division and recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.

Also Running:

  • Kevin Grant | Financial planner and two-time opponent of Todd Rokita | Lafayette
  • James Nease | 2012 Libertarian candidate, Ind. House District 100| Lebanon
  • Tim Radice | Manufacturing Worker | Lafayette 

WIBC's live primary coverage begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8.

Breaking Down the Ballot: U.S. Senate Primary | US House 2nd District

(Graphic by WIBC.)

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