Hamilton County Democratic Party
Contact: Dayna Colbert
[email protected]

Libby Hogan
[email protected]

June 15, 2022

Hamilton County - June 28th in Fishers, Tom McDermott (Candidate for U.S. Senate), Jeannine Lee Lake (Candidate for Indiana’s Fifth Congressional District), Jocelyn Vare (Candidate for Indiana Senate District 31), Victoria Garcia Wilburn (Candidate for Indiana House District 32), and the Libertarian Party of Indiana will continue the “2022 Town Hall Series,” an effort by the Indiana Democratic Party to hear from all voters about the top issues facing Hoosier families ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

WHO: Tom McDermott (Candidate for U.S. Senate)
Jeannine Lee Lake (Candidate for Indiana’s Fifth Congressional District)
Jocelyn Vare (Candidate for Indiana Senate District 31)
Victoria Garcia Wilburn (Candidate for Indiana House District 32)

WHAT: 2022 Town Hall Series

WHEN: 6:00 PM, June 28, 2022

WHERE: Hamilton East Public Library, 5 Municipal Drive, Fishers, IN 46038

Invitations have been extended to representatives of not only the Democratic Party, but also Republican and Libertarian candidates and elected officials, to participate in a Town Hall scheduled for June 28th in Fishers. This event is one of many across the state, and its purpose is simple: Let’s talk.

Indiana Democrats have a plan to address the kitchen-table issues that are important to voters, from inflation and public safety to education and affordable healthcare. Candidates and elected officials will answer as many questions as possible during a 90-minute session, and we hope all political parties will join the conversation. Unfortunately, Indiana Republicans declined the opportunity. For the sake of our constituents, we continue to ask for their participation and hope for their involvement.

This is the third statewide tour where the Indiana Democratic Party has made a stop in Hamilton County since Dayna Colbert began her tenure as Chair for the county party last March, and she hopes to see more citizen participation. 

“In Hamilton County, we believe our residents have more common interests than they have political differences. We also feel strongly that transparency and open communication are vital in empowering citizens to become active participants in their own democracy. While it may not be typical, we felt it was imperative for voters to hear from all major political parties, especially during this election season,”  said Dayna Colbert, Chair of the Hamilton County Democratic Party. “We’d like to see Republicans, Democrats, and Libertarians alike come together, ask the hard questions, and better understand the legislative landscape and how it will impact their lives. Ultimately, we hope it forms new constituent relationships that continue long after this town hall concludes. Although the Indiana General Assembly’s supermajority has brought about even more redistricting, which has made races harder to win and fractured many constituencies, we want to do what we can to ensure that citizens and the press have access to their elected officials.This is our duty.” 

Recently, the Indiana Democratic Party has held nearly 100 events in more than 60 counties to share how President Joe Biden and leaders like Secretary Pete Buttigieg have delivered for the Hoosier State. From creating jobs, expanding broadband, funding Indiana’s public schools, and revitalizing the state’s many infrastructure systems, Democrats are working to solve the kitchen-table issues that are important to voters, despite the opposition. Democrats have a plan to create a better tomorrow for our families, and this dialogue will be key in bringing balance back to the statehouse.  



Lori Hand


Precinct Chair, Noblesville 29; HamCo Dems Communications Committee member.