Rising Sun, Indiana - Lane Siekman officially filed today to run for Congress in Indiana’s 6th District. The Rising Sun native is seeking the Democratic party nomination on the May 8, 2018 ballot.
“I mailed the filing form to Indianapolis so there isn’t any formal picture or anything. My wife Robin had knee surgery last week and she needed me to stay close to home. Besides, why spend the time and money on a trip to Indianapolis when we could better use that opportunity meeting people and working on problems right here in the 6th District?”
Siekman is pledging to campaign for working families who have been left behind by the the Millionaires and special interests in Congress.
“We need to fight for good jobs and investment right here in rural Indiana, to fix this healthcare mess, and protect our public schools. I support term limits, medicare for all, investing in infrastructure, and campaign finance reform to get corruption and big money out of politics. We also have to do something about the scourge of opioid abuse in this district and strengthen national security. We all deserve to be safe both at home and abroad.”
Siekman plans to hold town halls in the District on a regular basis and to listen to constituents.
“I believe that a representative has to listen to the people. The US Congress is the level of elected federal government that is the closest to the people. Everyone should have a right to see and talk to their representative on a regular basis. I believe that I have a duty to listen and care about their problems and work on real solutions. It’s about people.”