Democrats slate Katea Ravega as candidate for council District 3

Bartholomew County Democrats have selected Columbus resident and attorney Katea Ravega as the candidate to replace Nancy Hoover on the fall general election ballot for City Council District 3.

Ravega, 42, will challenge incumbent David Bush, 34, who won the Republican nomination for District 3 City Council on Tuesday.

On April 2, Hoover, a former educator who had filed for the seat on the Democratic ticket, dropped out of the race for health reasons.

“I’m not a professional politician,” Ravega said. “I’m doing this because I think it’s important to serve the community. I think I bring a perspective, and I have something to offer.”

A 1995 Columbus East High School graduate, Ravega is a partner at law firm Quarles & Brady LLP in Indianapolis. She said she focuses on health law, including topics related to healthcare technology, pharmaceuticals, controlled substances and the opioid crisis.

She received a law degree from Georgetown University in 2006 and a bachelor of arts in international economics from Valparaiso University in 1999.

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