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Belinda Drake Files Candidacy for Indiana State Senate

Belinda Drake
Indianapolis Democratic Candidate will challenge incumbent Aaron Freeman in District 32

Indianapolis, IN – (February 5, 2020) – Indianapolis Democratic candidate Belinda Drake has announced that she withdrew her candidacy for Indiana House District 89 and filed to run for Indiana Senate District 32. She will challenge incumbent Aaron Freeman for the seat which includes precincts on the east and south sides of Indianapolis, including precincts in Warren, Franklin, Perry, and Center townships.

“Our communities need someone fighting for them in our general assembly, fighting for strong public education for our kids, fighting for a fair living wage for our families and I am ready to do just that,” stated Drake. Originally drafted for the House by 25 Women for 2020, an Indiana based organization dedicated to electing women to the general assembly, Drake did not make this decision lightly. 

“At the end of the day, it is about doing what is best for the constituency and making sure that our State Assembly truly represents, and protects, the will of all Hoosiers,” Belinda explained. “We must come together as a community, as activists, and as leaders to show that when we work together, we are stronger, and better able to fight for what is needed to help Hoosiers thrive. From increasing  education funding, the legalization of marijuana, or for another support mechanism, I will serve my communities with a bold and inclusive vision that will bring positive change and progress for all Hoosiers.”

To learn more about Belinda Drake’s campaign for Indiana State Senate and where she stands on the issues that matter most to Hoosiers, visit and connect with the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #BelieveINBelinda.


About Belinda Drake for Indiana State Senate:

Belinda Drake is a progressive Democratic candidate for Indiana State Senate in District 32. Committed to putting people and policies over politics, Belinda will serve her communities with a bold and inclusive vision to bring positive change and progress for the people of Senate District 32 and for all Hoosiers. Belinda was born and raised in Gary, IN, and has been a resident and member of the far eastside Indianapolis community for the last 3 years. Belinda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in political science and a minor in legal studies from IUPUI and has worked on the campaign trail for United States Congressman Andre Carson, Indiana State Senator J.D. Ford, City Council Candidate Crista Carlino, and many other Democratic party candidates at the state and local levels. Belinda has served on the board for the Indiana Stonewall Democrats and as the treasurer for the Lawrence Township Democrats. Belinda currently serves as the 7th District Chair for the Indiana Young Democrats and as the Racial Justice & Diversity Coordinator for Indiana NOW (National Organization for Women). 




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Belinda Drake Files Candidacy for Indiana State Senate

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