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Friday, January 24, 2020 1:00 am

2nd Democrat to seek 3rd District

New Haven grad files for chance to take on Banks

Journal Gazette

A second Democrat has filed as a candidate in northeast Indiana's 3rd Congressional District.

Carlos Marcano Jr. joins perennial candidate Tommy Schrader in seeking the Democratic nomination in the May 5 primary election. The nominee will challenge second-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Banks of Columbia City in the Nov. 3 general election.

Marcano's campaign website states that he is a 2003 graduate of New Haven High School and has worked for his family's tile business.

Marcano says he is “a strong advocate of Medicare for all, affordable housing, public education (investing in our teachers and students), a Green New Deal, a livable minimum wage that is tied to inflation, ending unnecessary wars and nation building, and in reforming our criminal justice system.”

Also filing this week was Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski of Jimtown in Elkhart County. She seeks a fifth term in north-central Indiana's 2nd Congressional District, which includes parts of northern, western and southern Kosciusko County.

Republican state Reps. Christopher Judy and Martin Carbaugh, both of Fort Wayne, have filed as candidates in their party's primary election on May 5.

Judy seeks reelection this year in Indiana House District 83, which consists of west-central Allen County and most of Whitley County. Carbaugh seeks re-election in District 81, which consists of western and northwestern Fort Wayne.

Jorge Fernandez of Fort Wayne has filed again as a candidate in the Democratic primary election in House District 50, which consists of Huntington County, southwest Allen County and western Wells County.

Fernandez was the Democratic nominee in the 2016 and 2018 general elections, losing each time to Rep. Daniel Leonard, R-Huntington. Leonard has filed to seek reelection.

Kyle Kerley, who was appointed to the Allen County Council in November 2018, filed for the Republican nomination for his first full term on the council.

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