New Castle, Indiana – Jennifer McCormick, a New Castle Democrat and former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, has officially announced her candidacy for the 2024 Indiana gubernatorial race.
In a video declaration, McCormick recounted her resistance against Republican state leaders during her tenure as superintendent, a position she held from 2017 to 2021.
Initially a member of the GOP, McCormick switched to the Democratic Party in June 2021.
She now enters a race that includes three Republicans—U.S. Senator Mike Braun, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, and Fort Wayne businessman Eric Doden—as well as Libertarian candidate Donald Rainwater, who is running for governor for the second time.
The candidates are vying to succeed the term-limited Governor Eric Holcomb.