Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Black Republican announces run for Indiana attorney general

The Republican is seeking to become the first Republican African-American to run for statewide office in Indiana.

Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill will run for attorney general in 2016. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

(Elkhart Truth)

Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill, responsible for prosecuting criminal suspects here since 2003, is no longer just thinking about running for Indiana attorney general.

At a press conference in Indianapolis Monday, surrounded by law enforcement officials and fellow prosecutors from around the state, Hill announced that he is a candidate, 
“The extent of encouragement and support I have received has been nothing short of overwhelming,” Hill said, according to WISH-TV. His statement said he had received more than $100,000 in contributions since announcing he had formed an exploratory committee to look into a potential bid.

Read the full article HERE.