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US Sen. Braun’s Brother Seeking 5th District Congressional Seat

By Indiana Public Broadcasting | Published on in Government, Local News, Politics
Republican Steve Braun filed a Federal Election Commission candidacy statement Friday for the 5th Congressional District. (Photo provided.)

The brother of US Senator Mike Braun is entering the open race for the 5th Congressional District.  Republican Steve Braun filed a Federal Election Commission candidacy statement today.

He’s a former state representative from Zionsville and served as then-Governor Mike Pence’s state workforce development commissioner.  Braun ran unsuccessfully for the 4th Congressional District seat in 2018.

The 5th District seat is being vacated by Republican Susan Brooks – she announced in June that she would not run for a fifth term.  On the GOP side, Micah Beckwith, a pastor from Noblesville, has also filed to run.  Two Democrats are also running – former lieutenant governor candidate Christina Hale and former business executive Dee Thornton.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.