Hoosiers for Quality Education PAC (HQE), formally known as Hoosiers for Economic Growth, has officially endorsed Jeff Raatz for Indiana State Senate, District 27. HQE joins the Indiana Family Institute and Indiana Manufacturers Association in supporting Raatz’s campaign.
“At HQE, we are optimistic that Indiana can be a leader in the competitive national and international economies if we continue to develop a first-rate education system and a skilled workforce,” said HQE Chairman Fred Klipsch in a letter addressed to Raatz. “Thank you for your support of this mission and for your strong stance in favor of educational policies that provide all Hoosier families with quality educational options regardless of their family income, zip code or any other circumstance.”
Raatz commented that “HQE’s endorsement is an honor that I humbly accept. As an educator and a family man, I understand the impact that a quality education can have on any person’s success. My campaign is committed to supporting education by setting high standards that are created by Hoosiers, focusing on STEM-based courses, and retaining control of education at the local level.”
Raatz is running to represent Indiana Senate District 27, which is comprised of Randolph, Union and Wayne counties, as well as portions of Dearborn, Franklin and Fayette counties. He is a veteran of the US Army, an ordained minister, and an experienced businessman and educator.
Raatz has served on numerous boards, including the Kiwanis Club of Richmond and Faith Christian Fellowship International, and has traveled to Central and South America to experience diverse cultures firsthand. He and his wife, Lisa, moved to the Richmond area in 1998 and currently reside in Centerville with their two daughters.
For Immediate Release
April 9, 2014
For More Information, Please Contact:
Blair Englehart, 317-696-1511, [email protected]