Rep. Dan Leonard


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Manufacturers Association announced its Indiana House and Senate political-action committee endorsements for the 2020 primary election.

Indiana is the most manufacturing intensive state in America, the IMA’s news release noted.

“More of this state’s economy and jobs are produced by manufacturing than any other industry; and more Hoosiers work in manufacturing than any other sector,” according to the announcement. “Policies that help manufacturers help Hoosiers.”

In the 12 counties of Northeast Indiana, manufacturing represents 29% of all jobs.

The IMA endorsements in the northeast Indiana region are:

IMA Indiana Senate:

• SD 13 Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange)

• SD 16 Sen. Justin Busch (R-Fort Wayne)

IMA Indiana House:

• HD 18 Craig Snow (R-Warsaw) (open seat)

• HD 50 Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington)

• HD 79 Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne)

“Legislators are needed who will support health care, tax, environmental, energy, workforce, workplace and labor policies that help businesses expand,” according to the release. “Our state must have leaders in the Indiana General Assembly who work to make our business climate stronger for the benefit of all Hoosiers. We believe these individuals to be those types of leaders.”

Indiana’s May primary election has been postponed because of COVID-19 and will be held June 2. For voting information and voting locations, visit

IMA represents over 1,100 companies. For more information, visit

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