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JD Ford
Civic Values
  • Election Date
    Nov 6, 2018
  • District
    SD 29
  • State
    Indiana
  • Social
Civic Values

JD Ford

First-generation college graduate JD Ford was inspired to run for office by the civic values he learned from his parents and his grandparents – who also served in public office. He has worked to help others become effective leaders and was inspired to return to college to earn a master’s degree in education from Purdue University. If elected, he would be the first openly gay elected official in the Indiana General Assembly, a critical step in moving Indiana towards greater representation.

  • Early education advocate who wants to make education more accessible from childhood through higher education
  • Fighting for voting rights, from stopping voter registration “purges” to championing redistricting reform
  • Strong proponent of equality across gender, sexual orientation, and racial background

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