June 17th, 2020


Democratic ticket for governor calls for young leaders at the table

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indiana Young Democrats (IYD) announced today that the Democratic Gubernatorial candidate, Woody Myers, the Lieutenant Governor candidate, Linda Lawson, and the Attorney General candidate will be attending the virtual convention. These nominees will address the attendees during the lunch event at the convention in which the public will be able to hear and interact with each nominee. Senator Eddie Melton will be moderating this event on June 20 at noon. 

Dr. Woody Myers was born in Indianapolis and raised in Martindale-Brightwood, Woody is a proud 3rd-generation Hoosier. Myers received his Bachelor of Science and his Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University, and his M.D. from the Harvard Medical School. Myers is married, lives in Indianapolis, and has five children and two grandchildren. 

“Linda Lawson and I are excited to join the Indiana Young Democrats this Saturday to discuss the importance of building a more inclusive Indiana through accessible healthcare, strong public education funding, and criminal justice reform,” said Dr. Woody Myers. “We welcome Young Democrats to the table as leaders in our state and we look forward to including their voices when we’re elected.”

Linda Lawson was elected to the First District of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1998. In 2012, she became the first woman elected by the House Democratic Caucus to serve as the Floor Leader until her retirement in 2018. Linda currently lives in Nashville, IN with her two best fur friends, Sophie and Hank.

“Linda Lawson is a champion for social justice and equality, workers, and public

schools. Linda is no stranger to leading the way for women,” said Arielle Brandy, President of Indiana Young Democrats. “As Indiana’s Democratic nominees, we are grateful to hear about their vision for Indiana and we as Young Democrats are committed to joining them in this fight and look forward to hearing them address us at convention.”

The Indiana Democratic Party will announce results from the Party’s contest for Attorney General June 17 at 6:30 P.M. Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody will be joined by the Party’s nominee after the final tabulation of the votes is completed Wednesday evening. The Indiana Young Democrats are bringing speakers and panelists from across Indiana and even working with national partners like Run for Something, Rust Belt Rising, and Planned Parenthood to hold this virtual event June 20. Over 240 attendees are expected, with Pete Buttigieg, Christina Hale, and Josh Owens being one of a robust line-up of high-profile speakers and trainings.

Myers and Lawson will address the attendees beginning at 12:00 p.m. More information about the convention is available online at the Indiana Young Democrats Convention website.