|Councillor Jack Sandlin|
Last week, Jack Sandlin, who is running unopposed for reelection to the City-County Council, announced that he would like to replace Brent Waltz in the State Senate come 2017.
Sandlin represents District 24 on the Southside of Indy on the Council and is one of the furthest right voices on the Council. When the City-County Council voted to oppose RFRA and urge the addition of LGBT Hoosiers to the state's non-discrimination law, Sandlin was one of four Councillors to vote against the proposal.
Sandlin has never faced serious Democratic opposition in his Council runs having defeated Libertarian Ed Coleman in 2011. Neither the Democrats or the Libertarians ran anyone against him in 2015. That doesn't make a whole lot of sense because Sandlin, a two-term Perry Township Trustee, lost in his own party's primary in 2006 for a third term to Gary Coons.
I have been told Ryan Guillory is no longer a candidate. I regret the error.