Thursday, June 6, 2013

Seybold Skates Into Treasurer Race

Wayne Seybold
Wayne Seybold, former Olympic figure skater turned Mayor of Marion, announced on Tuesday that he is running for Indiana Treasurer in 2014.  Seybold announced his intention to run for the office from the steps of the Indiana Statehouse surrounded by his family and a group of supporters.

Seybold was elected Mayor of Marion in 2003, and he’s been highly popular among voters in the Indiana city being reelected on two different occasions.  Before serving as Mayor, Seybold was a member of the Marion City Council.  In 2012, he ran for Congress in the 5th District. Eventually, Susan Brooks won the primary nod and later the seat in Congress, but Seybold finished fourth in the crowded race behind the three more well-funded candidates. He cracked 11,000 votes in that race.

Citing his record as Mayor, Seybold says he's looking to bring his "extensive experience" in the public and private sector to state government.

The Mayor's news release touts 50 endorsements from legislators, municipal officeholders, and other leaders. It’s an impressive list of Republicans that includes Bob Grand, Rex Early, Dan Burton, Jim Merritt, Brent Waltz, Mike McDaniel, Kyle Walker, several Indy City-County Councillors and many others.  The Republican nominee will be selected by delegates to the 2014 Indiana Republican Convention.

Incidentally, current Treasurer Richard Mourdock cannot run for reelection due to constitutional restraints.

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