September 8, 2021

Fort Wayne Clerk Joins Growing GOP Field Vying For State Treasurer

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Lana Keesling has been the Fort Wayne city clerk since 2015.  - Courtesy of the Keesling campaign

Lana Keesling has been the Fort Wayne city clerk since 2015.

Courtesy of the Keesling campaign

The Fort Wayne city clerk has joined a growing list of Republican candidates vying to become the next Indiana state treasurer.

The 2022 race for state treasurer is expected to be a crowded one, at least on the Republican side, as current Treasurer Kelly Mitchell is term-limited, unable to run again.

Fort Wayne’s Lana Keesling is now the fourth GOP candidate to announce their campaign. Keesling, a former small business owner, has been city clerk since 2015.

The other candidates vying to become the Republican nominee: Morgan County Republican Party leader Daniel Elliott, former George W. Bush administration spokesperson Pete Seat and Suzie Jaworowski, a top official at the Department of Energy under former President Donald Trump.

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No Democrat has announced their candidacy.

The Indiana Republican and Democratic Parties will each choose their nominee at their state party conventions next year.

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