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State Senator Candidate: Ron Meer


What office are you running for? Indiana State Senate fourth district

What political party are you affiliated with? Democratic Party

What is your education? High school graduate from Michigan city Rogers High school class of 1982 

What is your occupation? Currently retired, the last occupation was the mayor of Michigan City, Indiana

What is your candidate platform? I have a legacy of getting things accomplished when no one else could because I believe in the process of working across party lines. If the residents and the voters want someone that will get results and have a significant impact on outcomes, then I am that person. It is imperative to work across party lines legislatively to ensure that Indiana's 4th district is successfully represented. As a two-term mayor, I have a deep understanding of the resident's needs and the day-to-day operations of cities and towns. Through a series of collaborations, I worked to forge strong partnerships to spearhead over a billion dollars in public and private economic development and investment. The progress my administration fulfilled from 2012 to 2020 still benefits Northwest Indiana today. For several years, I have played an integral role in making the South Shore commuter rail double track project a reality in our region. My working relationship with the last two Indiana governors was a successful one. In 2019 Governor Eric Holcomb appointed me to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District board of trustees. My history also includes a strong record of protecting the environment and initiating environmental clean-up projects. I believe that protecting Lake Michigan and its tributaries is crucial to the future of Indiana. Working in the public sector has been very rewarding for me. I believe my combined experience of 35 years which consists of being a city and state employee, city councilman, and mayor, will be an asset when collaborating with government officials at all levels. If the voters choose to give me the opportunity, I will continue to strive for a standard of excellence for all of Indiana. 

Give three reasons why voters should consider you this election. I have over 30 years of municipal government experience. During that 30 years, I have worked with local-level, county-level, state, and federal level of governmental affairs this experience is extremely important as being a state senator. I have been an avid fisherman and outdoorsman my entire life the environment is extremely important to me. As Mayor, I had a track record of protecting the environment and spearheading major environmental cleanup projects. I have a strong proven record and supporting law enforcement during my eight years as being mayor We were able to provide the men and women of the police department one of the finest state of the art police station facilities in the state of Indiana Also making sure that they were getting pay raises and providing them with over a half-million dollars in equipment Vehicles and other protective devices. 

Is there anything else you'd like voters to know about you? I would not have any other commitments to any other jobs or occupations I would be a full-time Indiana state senator.

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