Meyer wins support of Republican mayors in state Senate race

Republican state Senate candidate Corrie Meyer has received endorsements from six former and current Republican mayors.

Meyer, who formerly served as executive director of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission for three years, is challenging Republican incumbent Mike Delph in the 29th Senate District.

Her campaign announced Monday morning that she has been endorsed by former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Zionsville Mayor Tim Haak, Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard, Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear, Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness and former Carmel Mayor Jane Reiman.

“When it comes to building strong communities based on economic prosperity, Corrie Meyer simply gets it,” Haak said in a prepared statement. “Zionsville is experiencing a renewed surge in economic growth, and we need a fresh voice like hers at the Statehouse to represent our needs as a fast-growing suburb.”

The group includes every current Republican mayor in the district, which represents Carmel and parts of Zionsville and northwest Indianapolis.

“We have a shared commitment to creating fresh, new opportunities to spur our economic growth and building safer communities,” Meyer said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to being a true partner with our cities in the Legislature.”

Delph, who is seeking re-election, has never faced a primary opponent since taking office in December 2005 when he replaced Sen. J. Murray Clark, who retired with one year remaining on his term.

Meyer, who has never run for elected office before, became the executive director of the CRC in 2014 on a consultant basis. She resigned from that position in November to focus on her campaign.

She also runs a separate planning consulting business called Innovative Planning LLC and serves as the director for Indianapolis-based community group Reconnecting to Our Waterways.

The winner of the May 8 primary election will face Democrat J.D. Ford in the general election in November.

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