Friday, January 31, 2020
Indiana Statehouse — Combat Army Veteran and community organizer Pete Cowden filed for candidacy as the Democratic nominee for Indiana State Senate District 35 early Friday afternoon.
Following his motto of “Speedway to the Statehouse” Cowden marched from downtown Speedway to the Statehouse in the cold and snow as he brought his campaign of hope, equality, and opportunity right to the steps of the Statehouse.
To watch Cowden’s speech, click here.
Laying out his vision for the campaign and his vision for the future of the district in front of a packed crowd, Cowden said “This campaign is your campaign. This campaign is about the future we all have, the vision we have for Indiana. It is an Indiana where teachers are paid as the community servants they are. It is an Indiana that has proactive education policy instead of reacting to a constant battery of tests. It is an Indiana where working people do not fear to lose their jobs when they organize are free to organize and where somebody with a good idea can start a thriving business without government bureaucracy getting in their way. It is an Indiana that does not look towards the past but rather offers bold new solutions for the future. But most of all it’s an Indiana whose legislators listen to the concerns of their citizens and serve Hoosiers.”
“As your next state senator I promise to work as hard as the people of our district to make sure we move forward together. I promise to Listen. Serve. and Unite.”
Cowden is running against long-time incumbent Mike Young (R-Indianapolis) who has served in the Indiana General Assembly since 1986.
A three-tour former Army Ranger, Pete and his fiancée Zain live in the heart of Speedway with their dog Sheba. Currently a Veteran’s Service Officer with the Wayne Township Trustee’s Office, Pete assists veterans and their families in crisis to obtain the appropriate resources to get back on their feet.
Those interested in learning more about Pete can catch him tomorrow, 2/1 at Claddagh Irish Pub in Plainfield from 3:30-5:30 as he hosts a meet & greet.To learn more visit http://www.petecowden.com and follow Cowden’s campaign on Facebook: @peteforsenate, Instagram @peteforindiana and Twitter @peteforindiana.