State Rep. Sheila Klinker announces run for re-election

State Representative Sheila Klinker has announced she will run for re-election.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 11:56 PM
Updated: Feb. 8, 2018 11:57 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - State Representative Sheila Klinker has announced she will run for re-election.

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Klinker represents District 27. If she is re-elected, it will be her 19th term in office.

Democrats cheered her on as she made her formal announcement Thursday evening. She touched on the issues she still wants tackle including the opioid epidemic, education on all levels and the workforce.

She's concerned there are currently 85,000 unfilled jobs statewide.

"We're working on workforce development and what we can do at Ivy Tech and other colleges to speed up the skills that are needed to fill those jobs," said Klinker.

Klinker said if she's re-elected, she will continue to attend as many events as she can.

"When I go out, people will give me their input, tell me their problems or the good things that are happening in Indiana and that helps us make great decisions for the future of Indiana," said Klinker.

So far, nobody has filed to run against her in the May 8 primary.

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