Indianapolis City-County Councilor Jack Sandlin has filed paperwork to run in the Republican primary for the District 36 state senate district covering parts of southern Marion County and northern Johnson County. The district's current senator, Brent Waltz, opted to run for the open 9th congressional district instead of seeking re-election. The corrupt Marion Co. GOP slating process was rigged to deliver the party's backing to Jefferson Shreve, a Bloomington businessman and former appointed member of the Indianapolis City-County Council who spent most of his adult life supporting Democrats for office until he switched his voting address to Marion County a short time before getting appointed to fill a council seat previously held by Jeff Cardwell, who resigned to join the Pence administration, after he started lavishing campaign contributions on the Marion County Republican organization. Sandlin wrote on his Facebook wall:
After many hours of talking with family, friends and praying a whole bunch, I am proud to announce that I am officially now on the Republican ballot for the May primary. I cannot tell you how much your support means to me and my family. I have worked hard for many years to be able to do this. I am ready to be your next Senator.