Calling him a fresh new voice that's needed in the Statehouse, today Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson threw his support behind Russell Brown's State Senate campaign.
Brown, a long-time public servant, is running in Senate District 31 on Indianapolis' east and northeast side.
"Russell Brown will be an outstanding State Senator. As he has shown throughout this campaign, he is a hard worker, a good listener and a dedicated public servant," said Mayor Peterson.
"He understands the needs of residents of Indianapolis and will bring new, bold ideas forward in the General Assembly," added Peterson. "Russell is the kind of person our city and state needs to continue attracting to public service, and I look forward to partnering with him to move Indianapolis and Marion County forward."
Since launching his effort, Brown's campaign has knocked on more than 12,000 doors in neighborhoods throughout the district, talking with the residents about a variety of issues.
"I want to thank Mayor Peterson for his support and for the leadership he provides day-in and day-out," said Brown. "We share the common goal of making local government more efficient, attracting and retaining good paying jobs and keeping our streets safe.
"Those are the concerns I've heard on the thousands of doorsteps I've visited in this campaign," said Brown. "And that's what I'm going to be fighting for when I'm elected to the State Senate."
Brown is currently pursuing his law degree at Indiana University in Indianapolis and is employed by Fillenwarth Dennerline Groth & Towe. Previously, he worked in the O'Bannon and Kernan administrations. Brown lives in the city of Lawrence with his wife of seven years, Emily, an English teacher at Warren Central High School.
Located entirely within Indianapolis-Marion County, Senate District 31 includes a portion of eastern Center township, the northern portion of Warren township and a large portion of Lawrence township, including the city of Lawrence.