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Ben Blohm to seek Democrat nomination for 4th District seat in Indiana House

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Ben Blohm is announcing that he will seek the Democrat nomination for the 4th District seat in the Indiana House, which includes Valparaiso and portions of Chesterton, Liberty Township, Wheeler, and Hebron.

Blohm is “pledged to ensure our communities are safe, prosperous, and welcoming to all,” according to statement released on Monday.

The son of two educators, Dr. Paul and Beth, Blohm is a “student of public service,” the statement said, learning the value of leadership and service in the Boy Scouts and earning the rank of Eagle Scout, and his interest in community led him to study political science and criminal justice at Indiana University. “After graduating, Blohm moved back to the area and has been working to strengthen the community ever since.”

Blohm is currently a member of the Valparaiso Fire Protection Board and serves as chair of the Young Professionals Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater NWI. Blohm is a 2014 graduate of the Valparaiso Chamber Leadership Academy, a 2020 pending-graduate of the Emerging Leaders Program, and enjoys volunteering at the Westchester Township History Museum. Blohm manages the operations of a marketing agency in Valparaiso.

“Blohm’s campaign aims to include voices that have been left behind by the longstanding majority in the Indiana House of Representatives, and his platform seeks to support programs utilized by millions of Hoosiers,” the statement said.

“We live in a state where one political party holds the governor’s office as well as majorities in the State Senate and House--yet our public schools are underfunded and over-tested, our workforce is being undermined, and our healthcare services are being attacked,” Blohm said. “We need to bring balance to our state government and that’s exactly what my goal is.”


Posted 1/8/2020




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