FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Local marketing professional and community activist Courtney Tritch will run for Indiana’s 3rd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Tritch, a Democrat, announced her candidacy Sunday in a video post on Facebook. She will be on the ballot in the May 2018 primary. Rep. Jim Banks of Columbia City is the Republican incumbent.
Tritch was the former vice president of marketing for the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership for six and a half years. She also worked with Fort Wayne’s Downtown Improvement District. Tritch began a marketing consulting firm in November.
“I want to see what her approach is going to be, what she envisions for the district and then work with her moving forward so that we get the best out there for the citizens,” said Justin Kuhnle, Vice Chair of Indiana’s Third District Democratic Party. “[She’s a] Business leader and that’s welcome. Understanding how the business world operates, the fiscal policies that go along with it, that can only be beneficial.”
Tritch’s campaign will hold an official launch event on Thursday, July 6. In Sunday’s video, Tritch said she will speak about who she is and her stance on issues at the event.