TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – The November election will feature a rematch of one of 202′s hot local races.
In District 27, Republican challenger Chuck Hockema hopes the second time is the charm against longtime Democratic incumbent Sheila Klinker.
Hockema filed Friday in the Republican primary for District 27.
As News 18 has already reported, Klinker is the lone Democrat in her primary.
Back in 2012, Klinker win by a 54-46 margin.
Hockema said he learned a lot about the election process two years ago. He said before he decided to run again, he wanted to make sure his family still supported his decision. Like his bid two years ago, he is still wants running on economic issues.
“I think it’s time that we have someone that has created and operated businesses in the Lafayette that can represent its economic interests at the Statehouse from a little different perspective, a fresher perspective,” said Hockema.
“After going throughout the state, I know that our little area here of Tippecanoe County and surrounding counties are very special. So, I’m very proud to have represented this area and look forward to the challenge of running again,” said Klinker.
Hockema said it will take longer than one election cycle to beat Klinker’s name recognition.
If elected, it will be Klinker’s 17th term as District 27 Representative.