The Democratic Party has chosen a replacement for former Rep. Kreg Battles, D-Vincennes, who resigned just 10 days after winning an uncontested primary election for his seat.
Bionca Gambill will finish out the rest of Battles term this year and plans to run for re-election in November. She has spent almost 40 years in the health care industry and was a township trustee for more than 20 years.
She says one of her main areas of interest is funding public education instead of the state’s voucher system.
“I mean if we’re going to continue down this pathway we have to look at public education – these are tax dollars that are intended for public education – and public education ought to be the ones that are being served first,” Gambill says.
Gambill says she’s also interested in working to improve the state’s mental and physical health and helping those with drug addiction.
She will face former Republican state representative Bruce Borders in November, who narrowly lost the District 45 seat to Battles two years ago when district lines were redrawn, pitting the two incumbents against each other.