Jennifer McCormick,  former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, announced she will run for governor of Indiana, pledging to be a voice for Hoosiers by restoring back common sense and ending what she calls the divisive politics of the supermajority in the statehouse. 

“I’m running for governor because our political leaders have lost sight of the challenges they were elected to solve. They are defunding and politicizing our schools, burdening us with the nation’s highest gas tax, taking our rights away, and standing by as we pay the highest health care costs in the nation.  It’s time for a leader who will put Hoosier’s first. Together, we can restore common sense and put an end to the divisiveness that’s pulling our state backward,” said Jennifer McCormick. “I know we can move our state forward by fighting for our public schools, making health care accessible and affordable, and bringing good paying jobs to main streets across Indiana. I loved serving our state and look forward to the opportunity to continue meeting with Hoosiers who believe it’s time for change.”

McCormick launched her campaign with a video that highlights her experience growing up in New Castle, Indiana, where she saw the resilience of Hoosiers firsthand and learned the values of service, excellence, and empowering others. Her commitment to public service led her to the classroom, starting her career as a teacher, before serving as a principal and rural public school superintendent. In 2016 McCormick was elected as the 44th and last Indiana superintendent of public instruction, before the Indiana legislature changed the office to an appointed one.

As state superintendent, McCormick argues she fought to take politics out of the classroom and ensure every child had access to the best education possible. Unfortunately, the supermajority in our statehouse are focusing on issues that don’t help working families, a frustration she heard traveling the state during her exploratory committee. Hoosiers are ready for a leader who believes in common sense solutions that make the state one where our children will stay, work, and thrive.

McCormick will host press conferences across Indiana Thursday and Friday as part of her campaign launch.