Give Now

Democrat To Challenge Congressman Todd Young In 9th District

Bill Bailey is a former Democratic state representative and the current president of the Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce.

Former Democratic state representative Bill Bailey is challenging Rep. Todd Young (IN-9) in the next election.

Bailey, who is the current Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce president and a former Seymour mayor, announced his candidacy Wednesday in front of the Social Security Administration building in Bloomington.

He says he will bring a new sense of productiveness to Congress.

“Congress is really the people we elect to represent us, and Congress will continue to be dysfunctional as long as we re-elect those that have shown their inability to get anything done except argue,” he said in a prepared statement. “Members of congress seem more interested and intent on finger pointing, political bickering and polarizing than governing.”

Bailey criticizes Congress for trying to hike up college tuition costs by raising the interest rates on Stafford loans and creating loopholes and tax advantages for Wall Street investment bankers while voting to cut the SNAP program.

He says today’s Congress creates fear and uncertainty of a government shutdown and only adds to the national debt.

Want to contact your legislators about an issue that matters to you? Find out how to contact your senators and member of Congress here.

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From