Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Legislative Leaders Endorse Costas for AG

Dozens of Republican legislators, including the highest ranking Republicans in the Indiana General Assembly, Senate President Pro Tem David Long and House Republican Leader Brian Bosma, endorsed Jon Costas today to be Indiana’s next Attorney General.

“As an attorney focusing on elder law and an elected official, Jon is highly qualified to serve as Indiana's consumer protection watchdog,” House Republican Leader Brian Bosma said. “Protecting the rights and consumer interests of Hoosiers is a critical issue, and I very much look forward to working with Jon Costas as a partner in this

“Jon Costas has the experience, judgment and leadership abilities required of Indiana’s next Attorney General,” Long said. “As an attorney, Jon has handled complex litigation, and as Mayor he’s built an impressive record of accomplishment. I know he will bring that same level of dedication and commitment to the people of Indiana as Attorney General.”

The legislators join a growing list of Republican leaders backing Costas. Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, Secretary of State Todd Rokita, State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, State Auditor Tim Berry, and 19 Indiana Mayors previously endorsed Costas.

The Republican legislators who have already endorsed Jon Costas are:

Edward Charbonneau (Valparaiso)
Luke Kenley (Noblesville)
David Long (Fort Wayne)
James Merritt (Indianapolis)
Marvin Riegsecker (Goshen)
R. Michael Young (Indianapolis)
Beverly Gard (Greenfield)
Robert Jackman (Milroy)
Greg Walker (Columbus)

Bruce Borders (Jasonville)
Brian Bosma (Indianapolis)
Lawrence Buell (Indianapolis)
Woody Burton (Whiteland)
Bill Davis (Portland)
Tom Dermody (LaPorte)
Jon Elrod (Indianapolis)
William Friend (Macy)
Tim Harris (Marion)
Phillip Hinkle (Indianapolis)
Eric Koch (Bedford)
Don Lehe (Brookston)
Michael Murphy (Indianapolis)
Cindy Noe (Indianapolis)
Michael Ripley (Monroe)
Ed Soliday (Valparaiso)
Jerry Torr (Carmel)
Eric Turner (Cicero)
Jackie Walorski (Lakeville)

Costas is currently the Mayor of Valparaiso, serving in his second term. Visit the campaign website at to learn more or to pledge your support.

1 comment:

Daltonsbriefs said...

Thanks for posting so quickly Dan

I saw these as well today:

Legislators Endorse Costas

Senate Leader Endorses Costas

I'll post later today with these and any other similar posts.