Monday, May 11, 2015

Tallian to Announce Bid for Governor

Sen. Karen Talllian in Action
Photo from the Indiana Senate Democrats
The pool of Democrats running for Governor will increase by one this week as State Senator Karen Tallian announces her campaign for the state's highest executive office.

Tallian, a Northern Indiana attorney, brings her progressive record into the race.  She represents District 4 along the shores of Lake Michigan including the cities of Portage, Chesterton, and parts of Michigan City.

The veteran legislator is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee and also serves on the Corrections and Criminal Law Committee, the Environmental Affairs Committee, and is also the ranking member on the Pensions & Labor Committee.

Her official Senate biography shows a wide range of expertise.  She's been an attorney and has taught law at Valparaiso University.  She was active in township and Porter County government before being elected to the legislature in 2005 in a caucus to fill an unexpired term.  She has been reelected by her constituents ever since in 2006, 2010, and 2014.

Tallian has a great background, but, frankly, no one knows her.  That leaves her behind in the name recognition game to John Gregg, currently the only Democrat in the race.  New isn't necessarily bad, but she will need to work extra hard to lay groundwork John Gregg doesn't have to lay.  That work has to happen NOW.

I say best of luck!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to Senator Tallian! She is one of the most underrated legislators. She is also the only lawmaker in Indiana to even attempt to reign in DWD and how badly it has been mismanaged!