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Former Indianapolis mayor is vying for the open U.S. House seat in the sixth district



Columbus, Indiana – Jefferson Shreve, a former mayoral candidate for Indianapolis, is a candidate for the US Congress.

Shreve will compete as a Republican for the open sixth district seat in Indiana’s House of Representatives, according to campaign officials’ announcement on Friday.

U.S. Representative Greg Pence (R-Ind. District 6) declared early in January that he will not seek reelection, according to earlier reports. Pence was initially elected to the position in 2018.

When Shreve stood for mayor of Indianapolis in 2023, incumbent Joe Hogsett (D) defeated him in the November election. As per earlier sources, Shreve’s vote share in November was approximately 41%. Shreve and Hogsett invested millions of dollars in the 2023 Indianapolis mayoral contest, setting a record for the amount of money spent in a contest.

“This is our hometown, this is our city. And I am convinced that it can be better,” Shreve said in early November. “[This pursuit] has been extraordinarily broadening. This candidate has grown tremendously. Now, it has been an expensive education. But I have grown tremendously and grown to appreciate my hometown.”

The additional contenders who have submitted their applications to compete for the U.S. House of Representatives seat representing Indiana’s sixth district as of Friday afternoon are:

• Jamison E. Carrier, a Republican
• Darin Childress, a Republican
• Bill Frazier, a Republican
• John Jacob, a Republican
• Sid Mahant, a Republican
• Jeff Raatz, a Republican
• Mike Speedy, a Republican
• Cynthis (Cinde) Wirth, a Democrat.


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