|Marion County Clerk Beth White|
Marion County Clerk Beth White is expected to announce that she is running for Secretary of State. If selected as the nominee at the Indiana Democratic Party State Convention in 2014, she will likely face incumbent Connie Lawson and possibly Libertarian Karl Tatgenhorst in the General Election.
White served in a number of roles and positions within local and state government prior to her election as Marion County Clerk in 2006. A lawyer by trade, she has served as everything from a Deputy Prosecutor to Director of Constituent Services for Mayor Bart Peterson. White's full bio is available online on the city's website.
It's no surprise that White is expected to announce she is running for SOS. She has been making the rounds at various functions across the state for weeks. At last month's Decatur Township Democratic Club meeting, Indiana Auditor of State candidate Mike Claytor said that White would make a tremendous Secretary of State and indicated strongly that she would run for the office.
|Secretary of State|
Libertarian Karl Tatgenhorst has also announced he will seek his party's nomination for the race. In 2010, Libertarian Mike Wherry received 5.9 percent of the vote.
Democrats now need to find a candidate for Indiana Treasurer of State to round out their statewide ticket.
At the Marion County Clerk level, Myla Eldridge is expected to be the lone candidate for the Democratic nomination. After early speculation, it appears other candidates have decided against running. That said, it's a long way to May.