Dee Thornton won the Democratic nomination for Indiana's 5th Congressional District. She will face incumbent Republican Susan Brooks in the November election.
Brooks was unopposed in the Republican primary.
Thornton beat out four other Democrats for the party’s nomination: Dion Douglas, Sean Dugdale, Eshel Faraggi and Kyle Moore.
Thornton is a Tennessee native who moved to Carmel when she was working as a Xerox executive and consultant.
Republican incumbent Susan Brooks served as deputy mayor of Indianapolis, a federal prosecutor, and senior vice president and general counsel for Ivy Tech Community College. She served as U.S. representative since 2013.
The district covers the area north and east of Indianapolis. It includes eight urban, suburban and rural counties: Grant, Madison, Tipton, Hamilton counties and sections of Blackford, Marion, Boone and Howard counties.