Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dickerson Joins Race for Democratic Nomination for US Senate

John Dickerson announced yesterday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for for the US Senate seat being vacated by Republican Dan Coats. Former Representative Baron Hill has already announced his candidacy for the nomination.

Dickerson is the long-time director of The Arc of Indiana, an organization that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their goals of learning, living, working and fully participating in the community. Of his 40-year career in public service Dickerson said “What I've learned . . . is that we have to work together. It takes new answers and new ideas, but together we get things done. . . I have worked with Democrats and Republicans alike over the course of my career, and have been successful at navigating those sometimes tricky relationships for the benefit of Hoosiers.”

Former Lt. Governor Kathy Davis, who spoke at Dickerson's announcement, underscored Dickerson's skills: “John knows the systems of government. He understands setting high goals, applying fiscal restraint and working together for the best results. He will bring that contagious attitude and skill to the United States Senate.”

For more on Dickerson's announcement, click here.