Fraternal Order of Police endorse Evan Smith

Press release from Evan Smith candidate for the 84th Indiana House District seat:

Fraternal Order of Police endorses Evan Smith in District 84 State House race

(September 17, 2010) – The Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has endorsed Evan Smith in the race for 84th District State Representative. Smith was one of only two challengers to State House incumbents endorsed by the group in Northeast Indiana, and the only one in the Fort Wayne area.

“Seldom do we find a candidate of your caliber who has the leadership and integrity to carry out the duties as State Representative, District 84, for the great State of Indiana,” said Tim E. Downs, president of Indiana State FOP, and David R. Cook, chairman of the FOP political action committee, in a message on behalf of the organization’s 14,000 members. “Your support and commitment to Indiana Law enforcement has not gone unnoticed.”

“This endorsement is an incredible honor,” said Smith. “Like millions of Hoosiers, I am humbled by the heroic service the men and women of Indiana Law enforcement provide to keep our communities safe. I look forward to working with the Fraternal Order of Police as State Representative.”

The Fort Wayne Education Association and Indiana State Teachers Association have also endorsed Smith.

Evan Smith is a social studies teacher at North Side High School and a lifelong Fort Wayne resident. He is running to bring jobs to Indiana, improve education, and find sensible solutions to the challenges facing the state. To learn more about his campaign, visit


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