While the panel included both Republicans and Democrats most participants stuck to their partisan platforms.
Lawmakers approved a controversial bill Wednesday that puts new restrictions on abortion.
Republican incumbent Peggy Mayfield defeats democratic candidate Daymon Brodhacker for the District 60 State House of Representative seat.
Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) says the bill will help elevate residency guidelines.
Republican Peggy Mayfield defeated Democrat Peggy Welch, who has held Indiana's District 60 House seat for seven terms.
State Senate candidate Reid Dallas and State House candidates Bob Heaton and Peggy Mayfield will not be attending candidate forums.
Candidates criticized the lack of funding for mental health services, as well as a lack of access to transportation.
A Monroe County Democratic caucus voter says women's rights advocates and the LGBT community would lose hope if Peggy Welch was chosen to replace Vi Simpson.
An Indianapolis legislative analyst says the list of possible Senate replacements for Vi Simpson may not be limited to current elected officials.