State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, has received the endorsement of the
Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA), according to a statement released
The IMA represents more than a 1,000 companies who employ thousands of
workers, has been in existence since 1901, and is “the voice of
manufacturing in Indiana,” the statement said.
IMA Vice-president Ed Roberts said that Tallian received its endorsement
based on her views and positions on manufacturing issues. “We have long
understood that Indiana’s economic future is heavily influenced by the laws
and regulations” of this state. “Having examined the candidates, we find
manufacturing interests would be best served by your winning this election.
. . . We urge all manufacturers, business persons, employers and the voters
of Senate District 4 to vote for Karen Tallian.”
“I am proud to have the endorsement of the IMA” Tallian said. “I have
previously also received the endorsements of local labor unions, the NWI
Building Trades Association, and the Indiana AFL-CIO. To be endorsed by both
labor and manufacturers is, I hope, recognition of my commitment to work
toward bringing groups together to move Indiana forward. I will continue to
work for common sense solutions that can benefit both labor and business and
get our economy rolling again.”
Meanwhile, Tallian has also received the endorsement from the Indiana Farm
Bureau ELECT Pac. The Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT is a political action
committee of Indiana Farm Bureau, organized to make endorsements for state
and federal offices. It is a grass-roots organization and includes the input
of county Farm Bureau volunteers.
Tallian is the Democrat incumbent in District 4, which includes a big
portion of Porter County as well as Merrillville and Crown Point. She is the
ranking minority member of the Senate Pensions and Labor Committee, and also
serves on the State Budget Committee, Senate Appropriations, and the Energy
and Environment Committee.