By David Gay
INDIANAPOLIS — Brad Chambers, a Republican gubernatorial candidate and the former Indiana Secretary of Commerce, was the last Republican to officially file to be on the primary ballot on Wednesday.
According to a news release from Chambers’ campaign, officials said Chambers filed the necessary paperwork to appear on the primary ballot in May, including more than 7,000 verified signatures.
According to previous reports, Chambers will join the five other Republican gubernatorial candidates on the May Republican primary ballot. Those other candidates include:
- Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s current lieutenant governor
- Eric Doden, the former president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation
- Curtis Hill, Indiana’s former attorney general
- U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), one of Indiana’s current U.S. Senators
- Jamie Reitenour
Jennifer McCormick, the state’s former superintendent of public instruction and a gubernatorial candidate, also filed to be on the Democratic primary, according to previous reports.
“I believe in Indiana’s future — one filled with more opportunities for Hoosiers and their families to build and live a great life — but it’s a future that will take a true outsider to build, not a career politician,” Chambers said in the release. “And after spending the past several months traveling across the state listening to Hoosiers, it’s clear that many feel the same.
“Thanks to an incredible field team and group of volunteers and supporters,” Chambers continued. “Today, we’re now officially one step closer to building that future, and I’m more energized than ever to get it done.”