2017-10-04 / Community

Thomas announces campaign for 4th Congressional District

Thomas Thomas Jared Guy Thomas, a West Point graduate, former captain, U.S. Army veteran, and Bronze Star recipient, is announcing his intent to run for Republican congressman for Indiana’s 4th District. His official campaign kick-off will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Coyote Crossing Golf Club in West Lafayette.

“I care deeply about my home state and specifically the people in the communities that helped raise me,” Thomas said. “I feel very strongly that they deserve better than the status quo in Washington D.C. Hoosiers deserve a real leader that is uninfluenced by political ties or special interest groups. We need more warriors in Washington, and I intend to fight for the conservative principles that have long made America the ‘shining city on a hill’ that Ronald Reagan immortalized.”

Thomas, born in Indianapolis, attended William Henry Harrison High School in West Lafayette. Earning nominations from Representative Steve Buyer and Senator Richard Lugar, Thomas went on to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He accepted a commission as a Cavalry Officer and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., home of the 101st Airborne Division. Thomas deployed to Northern Iraq in 2016 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, where he received the Bronze Star Medal for his efforts in tackling the complex issue of ISIS-controlled drones.

Following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Thomas returned to West Lafayette. He was admitted to the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Thomas added, “My priorities include creating jobs that empower Hoosiers, decreasing the tax burden on the middle class, curbing the power of the federal government by giving it back to state and local governments, and implementing term limits to finally put an end to the ‘career politician.’ I look forward to a vigorous competition of ideas that best serve Hoosiers throughout the 4th district.”

Carroll County is in Indiana’s 4th Congressional District, currently served by Representative Todd Rokita

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