On Friday, candidate for State Representative in District 44 Nancy Michael, a Democrat, visited Brazil with one thing in mind.
She wants to get rid of sales tax on gasoline.
Michael conducted a press conference Friday in the parking lot next to Gas America, 2030 E. National Ave., Brazil, calling on Gov. Mitch Daniels to suspend the sales tax on gasoline for the rest of the summer.
She said she's been going door-to-door with voters during her campaign run, asking them what was on their mind. The result she found was Hoosiers wanted to see gasoline prices come down.
Michael said by suspending the sales tax on gasoline, citizens across the state will save money.
"If you look at it, this will save Hoosiers 24 cents on a gallon," she said. "(The high price of gasoline) is affecting their ability to buy food. I think it's time for Indiana to step up and do its part."
Michael said Indiana is one of only seven states nationwide that have a sales tax on gasoline, something she would like to remedy.
"Let's join the other 43 states," she said, referring to how she is interested in eliminating the sales tax on fuel permanently.
"It's hurting us all around," Michael said. "I think for 24 cents a gallon, we can do something for Hoosiers. Obviously, the economy is really struggling."
Michael conducted press conferences in nearby counties and said most residents felt cutting the sales tax on gasoline was a good idea.
"They think that it's reasonable," she said. "I'm frustrated that I'm seeing these high costs and nobody is doing anything about it. This is one of many things we have to do differently."
Michael is running against incumbent Amos Thomas (R-Brazil).