Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tim Ping Officially Enters District 90 Race

You read it here first. Now Tim Ping is making his Republican candidacy for state representative in District 90 official. Ping is seeking to replace State Rep. Mike Murphy, who is running in next year's hotly-contested 5th District congressional race. Ping currently serves as the CIO for the Department of Natural Resources and serves as a member of the Metropolitan Development Commission. Ping will face at least one other opponent, City-County Councilor Mike Speedy, who announced his bid recently. Speedy recently angered many conservatives when he joined all but one other Repubican councilor, Christine Scales, in voting for the tax, spend and borrow bailout of the CIB. Here's Ping's announcement:

Lifelong southeast side resident, Tim Ping, formally announces his candidacy for Indiana State Representative District 90 today.

Ping is running to succeed the current State Representative, Mike Murphy, who has decided to run for Congress. "I am excited to take my many years of public service to the Legislature where I can advance the issues that matter to our district," said Ping.

Ping is the Chief Information Officer for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, a position he accepted to assist the Daniels administration in bringing innovative and effective public programs as well as genuine fiscal discipline to state government.

"I am proud of my fiscally conservative record during my public sector service and look forward to taking the same fresh, aggressive, conservative values to the State House."

Ping served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corp during the Viet Nam War. Today, Ping serves in a number of volunteer capacities and currently is a Commissioner in the Metropolitan Development Commission, a Commissioner in the Indianapolis Redevelopment Commission and a Scout Leader where he chairs a pack committee consisting of over 100 cub scouts.

Ping and his wife Jennifer are the parents of three children and continue to live on the southeast side of Indianapolis where Ping was raised before attending and graduating from Indiana University. The Pings attend Southport Presbyterian Church.


Downtown Indy said...

I knew Tim about 30 years ago when we were neighbors in the same apartment complex and both worked at NAC.

Tim is humble, sensible, articulate and trustworthy.

Dawn Delk said...

I serve with Tim in the Committee for Pack 107 (over 100 scouts). He, as our Committee Chair, runs the Pack with true leadership, fairness and respect.

He has the ability to take many new and fresh ideas (from 8 committee members) and compile them into a plan of action. He is sensible, trustworthy, respectful and gracious. I am happy to call him friend and Leader of our Pack.