Eddie Melton

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Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) will announce this evening he’s running for governor.

Melton will officially announce his run in Gary, his hometown, after months of exploring a bid.

State Rep. Karlee Macer Not Running For Governor

Aug 13, 2019

Rep. Karlee Macer (D-Indianapolis) won’t run for governor, she announced Tuesday.

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A statewide listening tour with Indiana’s schools chief and a state senator kicked off Thursday night. The duo will focus on education concerns from Hoosiers, but the tour isn’t without controversy.

Melton Announces Exploratory Look At Governor Bid

Jun 4, 2019
Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) formed an exploratory committee for a gubernatorial bid. (FILE PHOTO: Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) is the first Indiana Democrat to take formal steps towards a gubernatorial run in 2020.

Melton announced the formation of an exploratory committee in Gary Tuesday.

Lawmakers will consider legislation this session, that would create a type of early warning system to to help identify schools facing significant financial problems.

The state took over Gary and Muncie Community Schools last year after their finances reached crisis levels. Now, Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) has filed legislation to prevent more major state takeovers by catching financial problems early. He says it’s a way the state could step in to help before it’s too late.