Hi! I’m Donna Griffin, candidate for Indiana House District 88.
After an 18-year career as a local journalist and 25 years as a teacher in El Paso, Texas and Indianapolis Public Schools, I am running for Indiana House District 88 for two reasons:
To address inequities and lack of innovation in education policy in Indiana by listening, supporting, and celebrating Indiana’s teachers.
To represent Hamilton, Hancock, Madison, and Marion county citizens of diverse ages, races and perspectives.
I am an adjunct professor at Butler University, a substitute teacher in Hancock County and an independent author and media creator. I have either lived or worked in all four counties of District 88.
My husband and I live in Buck Creek Township in Hancock County. We have a daughter and son-law who live in Marion County, a son and daughter-in-law who live in Bloomington, and four grandchildren. Our oldest daughter was killed by a reckless driver in 2006 at age 23. She is the inspiration for the non-profit we founded in 2009, Dani’s Dreams Innovation in Education that has two outdoor education trails at Zion Lutheran School and Sugar Creek Township Park.
House District 88 is at a crossroads with economic growth that means increased needs for infrastructure, health care, public safety, and education. People are working hard to provide for their families and contribute to their communities. They deserve a representative who shares their day-to-day concerns, for safe communities and managed commercial development where essential workers, in healthcare, public safety, and education know they are respected and supported. They deserve thriving small businesses and students who gain knowledge of both the freedom and responsibilities of citizenship through education, recreation, and quality-of-life programs.
I will be crisscrossing House District 88 to listen to citizens and discuss your needs and the issues that matter most to you. I’m ready to listen to your concerns.
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