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Merritt’s Vision for Indiana

Together We Will…make a difference in our beloved state of Indiana.

Change can’t occur without all of us coming together and taking a stand for not only what we believe in, but what is simply the right thing to do.

"Indianapolis is an exciting place. We have come a long way in the past seven years. I am proud of Indianapolis, and truly believe we have even brighter days ahead."

Jim Merritt

Securing a Foundation for Indiana

Together We Will… make a difference in our beloved state of Indiana. Change can’t occur without all of us coming together and taking a stand for not only what we believe in, but what is simply the right thing to do. As your senator, I represent you at the State House and value your opinions. Each year, as hundreds of issues come before the General Assembly for consideration, I encourage you to contact me with your thoughts and concerns. Perhaps you may have a suggestion for a law that will make a difference in the lives of Hoosiers.

Supporting Education empowers the next generation.

An education is one of the most important things we can give to any human being. It is the only thing we can give to our younger generation to help them stand a chance in this increasingly complex society. Let’s make the choice together and choose education as our goal.

Preparing our younger generations for the Jobs of today and the future.

Everyday should be spent preparing for the future, and this includes prepping our younger generation for the jobs of today. This goes hand in hand with the issues of education and quality of life. New employers won’t consider Indiana if it possesses a weak education system and an ill-prepared workforce. Together we can prepare and learn for future endeavors.

It is our Fiscal Responsibility to balance our budget to keep our educational system and economy strong.

Indiana is a proud owner of a balanced state budget, which includes keeping our educational system and economy strong. Companies like predictability when it comes to taxes, and we have that. Let’s take a stand and grow our economy together.

Delivering quality Healthcare and wellness at an affordable rate.

The less fortunate people who can’t avoid to pay for healthcare are the ones who are in the most need. Indiana has an answer for helping people who can’t afford to pay for healthcare, and the solution is the Healthy Indiana Plan, also known as HIP 2.0. This new plan pays for medical expenses as well as provides incentives for Indiana residents to be more health conscious. Together we can become more healthy.

Ensuring and protecting our fellow Hoosier’s Quality of Life.

Life should be lived with healthy minds. Today’s society is full of reckless drug abuse, alcoholism, mental health issues and the lack of knowing that there is help available. Families today are faced with issues we didn’t necessarily have as kids, society is changing and the pressure to succeed is becoming overwhelming. Together we can create a solution for todays everyday struggles with substance abuse and mental issues.

Improving upon Indiana’s Infrastructure to help grow our state’s economy.

Significant work needs to be put into a state’s infrastructure to entice new industry, and that begins with our highway systems and improving our downtown areas. The most challenging part is finding the funds to create the improvement. Let’s create a solution together that will bring in new business to the state of Indiana, and help our cities continue to thrive.

To remain competitive in our nation’s growing technology-based industries, Indiana needs more innovative, high-wage jobs for Hoosiers.