Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller to seek seat in U.S. Congress

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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (July 20, 2015) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller will run for Congress.

The New Albany native announced Monday he’ll enter the race in Indiana’s 9th Congressional District during an event in Jeffersonville. He’s served as Indiana’s attorney general since 2009 and won re-election in 2012.

Before working for the state, Zoeller served as an executive assistant to Dan Quayle during Quayle’s time as a senator and vice president. He joined the Office of the Indiana Attorney General in 2001 after serving in various government positions and in the private sector.

Zoeller is seeking the seat that will be vacated by Rep. Todd Young, who announced plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Sen. Dan Coats. Two Republican state senators have also announced bids to seek Young’s seat: Sen. Erin Houchin, R-Salem, and Sen. Brent Waltz, R-Greenwood.

“As Attorney General of Indiana, I have battled the overreach of the federal government, defending our state’s right to make its own decisions without interference from Washington, D.C.,” Zoeller said in a statement. “But to rein-in federal overreach, we need a Congress that works…and so beginning today, I will ask the people of the 9th Congressional District of Indiana to allow me the opportunity to help bring about a new day in Washington.”

The 9th District runs from Johnson County to Indiana’s border with Kentucky. Zoeller will visit several cities in the district to announce his candidacy, including stops in New Albany, Clarksville, Corydon, Paoli, Salem, Scottsburg, Seymour, Bloomington, Nashville, French Lick, Martinsville and Franklin.

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