Smith to run for Democratic Seat for Indiana’s 84th District – video

Campaign statement from Evan Smith:

Smith to run for Democratic Seat for Indiana’s 84th District

Teacher and Fort Wayne resident Evan Smith will be on November’s ballot to face incumbent Randy Borror for Indiana’s 84th District State House of Representatives seat.

Evan Smith was born on March 9, 1983, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, attended Bishop Luers High School and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (Bachelor’s degree in education in 2006). In 2006 Smith was hired as a teacher at North Side High School where he taught various social studies classes until the end of the 2009-2010 school year where he was laid off, along with 310 other teachers and teachers aids. His wife Claire is also a teacher at Saint Charles grade school in Fort Wayne.

Two of the major issues that I will be campaigning on are jobs and education.

Jobs – As someone who’s seen my own job eliminated, I know firsthand what so many Hoosiers are experiencing, losing their jobs and their means to support their families, even after years of dedicated hard work. As your State Representative, I will commit myself to bringing jobs to Northeast Indiana and support legislation that promotes our economic growth and development. I also believe that Indiana should work to attract businesses that need the skills taught by our local colleges and universities. This would make it easier for recent college graduates to find jobs and increase the chances that they will stay in the area to start their careers.

Education – In the classroom at North Side High School, I had the privilege of engaging students in the learning process and sparking their interest in government and the rich heritage of our nation. I understand the crucial role education plays in building America’s future. I also know the resources and support that teacher’s need in their work. As a State Representative, I will work to ensure that teachers receive this support so that our children receive and education that builds the foundation for future success. We need to make sure that our schools are properly funded to avoid more cuts in teachers, which in turn will increase class sizes and adversely affect every student put into that situation.

These are just two of the many issues that I am looking forward to working on to create a brighter future for the 84th district as well as the rest of Indiana.





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