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Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:10 pm

Allen County Right to Life announces endorsements

DAVE GONG | The Journal Gazette

The Allen County Right to Life Political Action Committee has announced its endorsements ahead of the May 7 primary election. 

"This upcoming primary election, voters can use their vote as a voice for the unborn" Cathie Humbarger, communications director of the Allen County Right to Life PAC, said in a statement. "Pro-life advocates want to support those that may aspire to higher office by choosing men and women that value each and every life. The endorsed candidates have demonstrated a commitment to the protection of the most vulnerable."

All of the endorsed candidates are Republicans.

Candidates endorsed are: 

- Tim Smith, Fort Wayne mayor

- Paul Ensley, Fort Wayne City Council District 1

- Russ Jehl, Fort Wayne City Council District 2

- Tom Didier, Fort Wayne City Council District 3 

- Jason Arp, Fort Wayne City Council District 4

- Michael Barranda, Fort Wayne City Council at large

- Tom Freistroffer, Fort Wayne City Council at large 

- Nathan Hartman, Fort Wayne City Council at large

- Joe Townsend, Fort Wayne City Council at large 

- Steve McMichael, New Haven mayor

- Joseph Kelsey, Woodburn mayor 

- Lana Keesling, Fort Wayne city clerk

Candidates who were not endorsed, but were recognized as pro-life, include Mike Thomas, Fort Wayne City Council District 3; Rachel Lott, Fort Wayne City Council District 4; Taylor Vanover, Fort Wayne City Council District 5; Robert Nelson, New Haven mayor; and Steve Poiry, New Haven mayor. 

dgong@jg.net