Another Democrat has joined the race for the newly created Indiana Senate District 46.
Andrea Hunley announced her candidacy this week for the new seat that will now represent parts of downtown, west and south Indianapolis.
Hunley has a background in education and currently serves as an IPS Center for Inquiry School 2 principal.
“When I saw the district map I said, wow, these are the families that I have been serving since I moved to Indianapolis, this is my community,” Hunley said.
She said education is a top priority in improving Hoosier lives.
“A lot of it can come back to how we fund things like preschool education, how we fund post secondary education and what types of services and support we put into post secondary readiness and the job market,” Hunley said.
Other key issues include affordable housing, quality of life in neighborhoods, health and child care.
Hunley joins three other women candidates, Democrats Kristin Jones, Karla Lopez Owens and Ashley Eason, running for the seat.
Senate District 46 was created during the recent redistricting process in Indiana.