Marion Mayor Wayne Seybold (R) announced Feb. 9 that he will run for U.S. Congress, according to The Indianapolis Star.
Dan Burton (R), who currently represents Indiana’s 5th district in the U.S. House of Representatives, notified his constituents Jan. 31 that he would not pursue a 16th term. Burton reportedly decided to punctuate his 30-year congressional tenure for family reasons rather than political ones.
“After much consideration it is my intent to run for the 5th Congressional seat,” tweeted Seybold from the handle @wayneseybold Thursday afternoon.
Seybold joins a growing list of contenders in a primary with a total of five Republican candidates, not to mention the two candidates in the Democratic primary.
Republican hopefuls include Susan Brooks, a former U.S. attorney; Dr. John McGoff, former Marion County coroner; David McIntosh, a former U.S. representative; and Jack Lugar, an attorney from Fishers, Ind.
Check out next week’s issue for perspectives on issues facing Indiana voters from Indiana’s 5th district congressional candidates.