Meet John Hurley
"I decided to run because I saw the direct impacts Indianapolis was having on our schools and communities. As an educator, I have felt some of those effects myself, but it was even more disheartening to see students become discouraged by the actions at the Statehouse. I knew the people of my community deserved someone that would truly represent their interests in the legislature."
A Career and Technical Educator, John received a bachelor's in Agriculture Education and Chemistry from Western Kentucky University in 2010. He is a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, and an Indiana Farm Bureau member.
Why Vote John Hurley?
John is running on issues he and the people of District 75 face on a regular basis. Being a working class member of the district, John knows that the district needs someone who listens to their concerns and then does something about it. Running as a Democrat, John will be in a better position to make the issues and concerns of the people heard in Indianapolis. The current make up of the Indiana State Legislature, with the small number of Democratic representatives, means John would have the ability to serve the people on multiple different committees, rather than just one or two. This responsibility will mean District 75 has a bigger impact and a larger voice than in past years.
John Hurley is one of us and is the candidate who will bring our voices to Indianapolis!
About John Hurley
John Hurley is a lifelong resident of Spencer County. He graduated from South Spencer High School as Valedictorian in 2006 and attended Western Kentucky University on scholarship. John double majored in Agriculture Education and Chemistry, graduating Cum Laude in spring 2010. During college, John worked for Superior Ag and the Spencer County Soil and Water Conservation District. Since graduating, John taught Agriculture classes for two years and then moved on to begin his current position, the Industrial Technology Educator at his high school Alma Mater, South Spencer. John married Jessy Hurley in June of 2018 and lives on his family farm in Spencer County. His parents, Kaddy (Burroughs) and Bill Hurley, are lifelong residents of Spencer County and have been active and supportive throughout John’s campaign.
As a public school teacher, the issue which compelled John to run is public education. John has been teaching since fall of 2010. In that school year, the 2011 Indiana General Assembly chose to gut public education in all areas from funding to bargaining rights to evaluations and licensing requirements, as well as beginning the largest voucher system in our nation. In that time, John has been active within his local and state union pushing for change from a local level. Throughout the years John has realized the problems occurring within public education are not coming from his local school corporation, but rather the education policy continuously mandated from the Statehouse.
In 2018, John ran against the strong incumbent to District 75. During that race, John earned endorsements from the American Federation of Teachers Indiana, Indiana State Teachers Association, United Mine Workers of America, Indiana Young Democrats, Network for Public Education, Bluewave Crowdsource, United Auto Workers Region 2B, and the Indiana 8th District Democrat Party. John also earned support from United Steelworkers Local 104, Teamsters Local 215, Ironworkers Local 103, and IBEW Local 16 in the 2018 race.
John has already received multiple endorsements and support for his 2020 campaign. Find that information here.
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