LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – State Rep. Sheila Klinker has been serving District 27 for more than 30 years. On Wednesday, Klinker announced plans to run for her 17th term.
Klinker serves as the assistant minority whip and on the state budget committee. She is also a member of multiple committees, including the House Ways and Means, the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety and the Agricultural and Rural Development committees.
Through her work as minority vice chair on the House Ways & Means Committee, she has advocated funding for quality education and other issues that affect her community.
At an announcement ceremony Wednesday at Sylvia’s Brick Oven in downtown Lafayette, Klinker said she that being able to help her community is what keeps her running for re-election.
“It is a tough job, but what keeps me going is the fact that I am able to pass some legislation that’s meaningful to people. Or in other ways, stop legislation that may not be so good for people,” said Klinker.
In her news release, Klinker said it is an honor to serve the folks of House District 27 and the whole state of Indiana.
“As I look ahead, I plan to seize every opportunity to help my friends and neighbors in this community, and I am happy and willing to continue serving for another term,” Klinker said.
Currently, Klinker is running unopposed on the Democratic ticket. She said she does not plan on retiring any time soon.