Barranda Declares Bid for Indiana 84th House Seat

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne attorney Michael Barranda has officially declared he’s entering the race for Indiana’s 84th House seat.

He labels himself, as a pro-life Catholic and a conservative alternative to incumbent Bob Morris.

According to Barranda, it’s the first time there will be GOP challenge to the 84th seat in the primary since 2006. He says he’s already raised $20,000 for the campaign.

He’s been involved with the party in local leadership roles and has served with community groups, including on the boards of the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and St. Joseph Hospital.

He also introduced his campaign committee:

Chairman: Cal Miller – Carson Boxberger
Treasurer: Alan Tio – Whitley EDC
Justin Busch – Legislative Office Professional
Kathy Callen – Community Leader
Billy Davenport – Old National
Grant Goeglein – Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management
Sam Graves – Strahm Building Solutions
Holly Hunter – Hamilton Hunter Builders
Mark Joseph – MSKTD, Retired
Mike Kanning – Medical Protective
Mike Moellering – Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom
Mac Parker – Faegre Baker & Daniels
Andrew Thomas – NAPA Ridge Company
Jim Torres – Century 21
Lisa Updike – Barnes & Thornburg