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Our 2020 Endorsements
House District 72
For its tenth endorsement of 2020, Better Indiana has chosen to endorse Erica Lawrence, a Democrat running for Indiana House District 72. A first-time candidate, Better Indiana believes she can flip the seat.
“I am dismayed public dollars are going to private education,” said Lawrence, who is an elementary school principal. “This is wrong. Public schools are open to everybody. Yet private schools with admissions qualifications continue to accept public money. We need those dollars.”
Lawrence is also concerned about the teacher pay gap in Indiana as compared to surrounding states and the watered-down 21st Century Scholars Program, which was created more than 25 years ago to help low-income Hoosier students graduate high school and attend college.
Other issues she is focused on that affect all Hoosiers: improving family physical and mental health; creating an economy that works, raising the minimum wage, and supporting small business.
Lawrence is a graduate of New Albany Senior High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from DePauw University, a master’s degree in counselor education/school counseling and guidance services from Trinity Washington University, and a Doctor of Education from Spalding University. Lawrence serves on the DePauw University Alumni Board and Alliance Francaise Board of Directors. She and her husband have two children.
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