INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Indiana Farm Bureau AgELECT announced today their endorsements of Leah McGrath (R-Fishers) for election to the Indiana House of Representatives, District 88. Two of the state’s largest and most influential organizations, representing Indiana’s business and agriculture communities, join a broad list of state and local leaders who are supporting McGrath.
The Indiana State Chamber and Indiana Farm Bureau AgELECT join a long list of state and local leaders who are supporting McGrath, including Governor Eric Holcomb, Congresswoman Susan Brooks, Rep. Bob Cherry, Sen. Mike Crider, Mayor Scott Fadness, Indy Chamber and more.
The Indiana State Chamber’s endorsement was made by Indiana Business for Responsive Government, the non-partisan political program of the Indiana Chamber. The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”
The Indiana Farm Bureau AgELECT is a state-level non-partisan committee that supports and makes endorsements in Statehouse races. Indiana Farm Bureau (INFB) represents 70,000 Hoosier farming families and is the state’s largest general farm organization and a farmer’s strongest advocate. INFB works diligently to ensure a farmer’s right to farm, because agriculture is so vital to Indiana’s economy.
Listing of Endorsements – Leah McGrath for State Representative (HD 88)
Governor Eric Holcomb
“Leah and I have been friends for a long time. I have seen her add real value to everything she has done. Wherever Leah McGrath goes, I, and my organization, will go to support her.”
Indiana State Chamber / Kevin Brinegar, President & CEO
“Leah McGrath is simply one of the most respected and impressive people stepping-up to run for the Indiana General Assembly this year. Leah McGrath’s enthusiasm for problem-solving, innovation and working with people to get things done is just the type of leadership needed in these difficult times.”
Indiana Farm Bureau / Katrina Hall, Dir. of Public Policy
“Leah McGrath has a unique set of professional qualifications to make a real difference in the General Assembly for the citizens of HD 88. Working with state and local government gives her the knowledge and experience to hit the ground running at the Statehouse. Mostly importantly for the members of Indiana Farm Bureau, she knows rural Indiana and has built strong relationships in the agricultural community.”
Indy Chamber / Michael Huber, CEO
“I am proud to join the Indy Chamber’s Business Advocacy Committee in supporting Leah McGrath’s inspiring campaign for IN House District 88. Through her vast experience in the public and private sectors, most recently as Deputy Mayor of Fishers, Leah understands what creates successful communities and thriving economies. The Indy Chamber remains committed to strengthening regional partnership and collaboration across Central Indiana, and electing candidates like Leah help make this mission possible. We look forward to working with her in the next term and are excited for her leadership in the Indiana General Assembly!”
Congresswoman Susan Brooks
“Leah has the right voice, the right heart, and the right experience to be an amazing house representative. She is one of the most capable young leaders in our state.”
State Representative Bob Cherry
“Having Leah join me in representing Hancock County will be good news for everyone who calls our districts home. She’s a problem solver and a leader and I’m glad to support her candidacy.”
Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness
“Leah shares my same devotion to doing what is right over what is politically expedient. We need her competency, intellect, and conviction.”
- State Sen. Mike Crider (Greenfield)
- Mayor Steve Collier (Lawrence)
- Florence May, Vernon Twp. Trustee (Hancock County)
- Mike McQuillen, Former Indianapolis City-County Councilor
- Steve Nation, Retired Hamilton County Superior Court Judge
- Richard Freije, Jr., MSD of Lawrence Township School Board
- Brenda Freije, Neighborhood Leader
- Tony May, Mt. Vernon Community School Board
- Larry Longman, McCordsville Town Council
- Tom Shevlot, VP of Lawrence Common Council
- Doug Allman, Fall Creek Township Trustee
- Mark Heirbrandt, Hamilton County Commissioner
- Jeff Hern, Hamilton County Council
- Pete Peterson, Fishers City Council
- John Weingardt, Fishers City Council
- Jason Meyer, Fall Creek Twp. Board & Fishers Board of Public Works & Safety
Indiana House District 88 is currently represented by retiring Speaker of the House Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis). The district includes portions of Hamilton, Hancock and Marion Counties, including portions of the cities of Fishers, Lawrence and Indianapolis.
Leah McGrath formerly served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Fishers and currently serves as vice president of public affairs for Knowledge Services, an Indianapolis-based information technology firm. A public affairs and communications professional, McGrath has played a leadership role in a variety of important local and state initiatives. Learn more at www.leahmcgrath.com.