INDIANAPOLIS [May 3, 2016] – Dr. Angela Demaree pledged she would promote bipartisan cooperation in the U.S. Congress after winning Indiana’s 5th Congressional District Democratic primary election Tuesday night.
‘’It’s time we put hard working Hoosiers above partisan ideologies,’’ Dr. Demaree told supporters in Indianapolis after defeating Allen R. Davidson in Tuesday’s voting. ‘’We won the primary because we won’t accept the status quo, and neither should Indiana. It’s what I’m fighting for , it’s what you are fighting for and it’s how we are going to win in November.’’
In November, Dr. Demaree, an Indianapolis-based large animal veterinarian, will face GOP Rep. Susan Brooks. “It’s no surprise to me that we have the least productive Congress in history and the current Congress has the fewest number of veterans in recent history. I deployed in 2012 with a diverse group of people from all around the United States. Many of us had not met prior to our pre-deployment training and we came together to accomplish a successful mission and Congress can do the same.”
Although noting that her victory was the result of the efforts of volunteers throughout the district, ‘’We have to remember, the hard work has just begun,’’ said Dr. Demaree, a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. ‘’I’m standing here because together, with your help and the help of so many dedicated volunteers, we’ve exceeded expectations.’’
The 5th District is comprised of all or parts of Boone, Blackford, Grant, Hamilton,Howard, Madison, Marion and Tipton counties.
During the primary, Dr. Demaree was endorsed by the Marion County Democratic Party, 5th Congressional District Democratic Committee, College Democrats of Indiana, the Tipton County Democratic Committee and the Indiana Democratic Party.
Dr. Demaree deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012 and served as the Equine Medical Director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. She received her DVM degree from Purdue University in 2002 and serves on the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine's Alumni Board and American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) State Advocacy Committee.
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