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Goshen Democrat Paul Steury launches campaign for Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District

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Gemma DiCarlo
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WVPE News
Goshen Democrat Paul Steury launched his campaign for Indiana's 2nd Congressional District at the Goshen Brewing Company on Thursday, March 24.

Goshen Democrat Paul Steury launched his campaign to represent Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District Thursday.

A high school science teacher at the Elkhart Academy, Steury said one of his main campaign issues will be education. He said he’ll also advocate for the agricultural community, better healthcare and climate action.

“We all need someone that will understand the farmers and the veterans, the servers and the teachers, the factory workers,” Steury said. “Someone who understands all of us, and not just a select few.”

Indiana’s 2nd District covers St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Starke, Pulaski, Fulton, Miami and Wabash County, as well as parts of Kosciusko and LaPorte County.

Republican Jackie Walorski has represented the district since 2013, when former Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly retired to run for U.S. Senate.

Though Walorski has been reelected four times, Steury said he thinks voters are ready for a change.

“It feels like people want something new. It feels like they want someone who actually listens to them,” he said. “So I’m excited about the option and the opportunity and the challenge.”

Indiana’s primary elections will be held Tuesday, May 3.

Contact Gemma at gdicarlo@wvpe.org or follow her on Twitter at @gemma_dicarlo.

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Gemma DiCarlo comes to Indiana by way of Athens, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2020 with a degree in Journalism and certificates in New Media and Sustainability. She has radio experience from her time as associate producer of Athens News Matters, the flagship public affairs program at WUGA-FM.