IU Sophomore Running For Indiana House Of Representatives

An Indiana University sophomore is challenging House Representative Bob Behning, R-91, in next year's election.

Patrick Lockhart

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Patrick Lockhart is an Indiana University sophomore and is running for state representative.

Political science major, Patrick Lockhart, 20, is challenging House Representative Bob Behning, R-91, in his run for re-election next year.

Lockhart says he became frustrated with his state rep after he tried repeatedly to get in touch with him. Lockhart wanted to talk to Bob Behning about student debt, but says the representative was never available.

Lockhart, who will be running as a Democrat in the 91st district says if elected, he would take a bi-partisan approach in order to represent the views of all voters.

“Politics are in a state of complete disrepair right now – both nationally and on a state level,” he says. “The decisions of today are creating a broken system that our generation’s going to inherit tomorrow.”

IU Political Science professor Margie Hershey says Lockhart’s success will be largely dependent on the national political climate, financial means and media coverage.

“Somebody who is college-educated, native to the district, has a great deal of interest and enthusiasm for solving public policy questions should be at advantage, no matter what his age is,” she says.

If he wins, Lockhart will be Indiana’s youngest state representative.

  • tedwhitford

    Dear Patrick, Bob Behning is the ALEC man in the Indiana House. Watch your back, and don’t buy any of his elixir. He is so fiscally “responsible” he figured paying the bills for his flower shop would be a non-essential expense so he stopped and it failed. I just hope his attempts to treat Public Education in the same manor doesn’t end with the same result and destroy Indiana Public Education. If you are elected you must end this war on Public Education, end Common Core and this insane voucher program. Considering this fella views, it’s no wonder he doesn’t answer his phone.

  • SparksinKY

    Good luck! I’ve been very frustrated with the older generations’ destruction and can’t wait until these people are pushed out of office. No time like the present to start!

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