Ross Thomas for Indiana Senate District 41

A Jennings County native who has lived in Columbus for the past 15 years plans to challenge an incumbent in the Indiana General Assembly.

Ross Thomas, 48, has announced his intention to run as a Democrat for the Indiana State Senate in District 41 in the 2018 election. That seat is held by Sen. Greg Walker, R-Columbus.

It will be Thomas’ first attempt at seeking public office. District 41 includes portions of Johnson and Bartholomew counties.

A 1988 graduate of Jennings County High School, Thomas earned his undergraduate degree in political economy in 1992. Two years later, he received his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law. He has a law practice in Indianapolis.

The state legislature is out of touch with the needs of working families struggling with stagnant wages, crumbling infrastructure and embattled public schools, Thomas said.

“Those we have elected to serve us seem more concerned with pleasing lobbyists and helping their friends and donors than solving problems for the rest of us,” Thomas said.

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