Retired farmer and businessman Bill Frazier has announced his candidacy for the 6th Congressional District Republican Primary. Frazier traveled to the Columbus Municipal Airport on Wednesday to make the announcement to Bartholomew County residents.
Piloting the plane himself, Columbus was just one of 12 stops made today by Bill Frazier as he kicked off his campaign. A businessman and lifelong resident of Delaware County, this is not the first time he has run for congress. Congressman Mike Pence, who is giving up his seat, is a good friend of Frazier and beat him for the republican nomination in 2000.
“Things were bad then, and now they are worse, we’ve got a deficit that’s pushing 15 trillion dollars, the national debt, and regulations are overwhelming us,” Frazier says.
Frazier said he supports Pence’s gubernatorial run but disagreed with his vote to raise the debt ceiling. Pence’s office declined to comment on the race for the 6th district Republican nomination. Frazier says his top priority is jobs and that he would like to see the Affordable healthcare act repealed, and corporate tax rates cut to 25 percent.