Former attorney general seeks old office

Indiana attorney general Republican candidate Steve Carter at a press conference in Allen County on March 11, 2016.
Indiana attorney general Republican candidate Steve Carter at a press conference in Allen County on March 11, 2016.

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) Former Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter is returning to the political stage and running for his former seat in office. The candidate gave an update on his campaign Friday at the Allen County Republican Headquarters.

Carter was elected in 2000 and served two terms as attorney general before deciding not to run for re-election in 2008.

Carter said, so far, he has taken his campaign to 80 of Indiana’s 92 counties, spreading his message to protect Hoosiers from overreach from federal agencies and scams involving new technologies.

“We continue to receive scams coming to us different ways it used to be a lot over the telephone and now it’s a lot over the computer. It hits different people today, too,” Carter explained. “There’s always been concern about fraud against seniors, but our young people live so much of their lives online now, and now they’re being victimized by scams.”

One of Carter’s major accomplishments serving as attorney general, he said, was developing the strongest ‘Do Not Call’ laws to protect Hoosiers from telemarketers.

 

Carter faces Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill (R) in the May primaries. The winner will be on the November ballot against retired circuit judge and former teacher Lorenzo Arredondo (D).

Current Attorney General Greg Zoeller (R), who was elected into office in 2008, is running for the 9th Congressional District.

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