With less than two weeks to go before the election, District 44 State Rep. Andy Thomas has picked up seven endorsements:
- Indiana Farm Bureau's Political Action Committee, ELECT
Bob Kraft, Farm Bureau's Director of State Government Relations, said, "Andy Thomas is an effective advocate for the farmers of his district and all of rural Indiana in the Legislature. As a member of the Local Government Committee he has been sensitive to the need to protect all taxpayers from increasing property taxes and the importance of preserving the state's valuable farmland. We appreciate his support of Farm Bureau on important environmental and economic issues and are pleased to announce this endorsement."
- Indiana Right to Life
Mike Fichter, chairman, wrote, "Your commitment to the sanctity of life is commendable and we wish you ever success in the upcoming election."
- National Rifle Association (NRA)
Mary Anne Bradfield, Indiana State Liason, informed Thomas the endorsement was based on his response to the NRA's questionnaire and "your prior record of service in the defense of the Second Amendment ..."
- Indiana Manufacturer's Association
"Andy Thomas' 80 percent voting record for the interests of manufacturing prove his commitment to economic growth and job creation in the West Central Indiana District," IMA Vice President Ed Roberts said. "That commitment, though evidenced in his voting record, is truly a commitment to the working people of his district and the businesses which make up the employment base in that area."
Thomas has also picked up endorsements from the Indiana State Teachers' Association, TechPoint (the Association of Indiana Tech. Businesses) and the Federation of Indiana Businesses.
Thomas will face a Democrat challenger, Eric Wolff, in the Nov. 2 general election.