Hardwick has signatures to run as independent for District 69 state rep, Franke bows out

By The Seymour Tribune

SEYMOUR — A Seymour woman has received enough signatures of registered voters to be on the ballot in the November election.

Katrina “Kat” Hardwick, 41, officially filed as an independent candidate on June 22 in Indianapolis seeking the District 69 state representative seat. She will face incumbent Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, and political newcomer Jeffery W. Prewitt, D-Seymour.

District 69 includes parts of Jackson, Jennings, Bartholomew and Jefferson counties.

Another independent candidate from Seymour, Nancy Franke, said she is bowing out of the race even though she also received enough signatures to be on the ballot.

“I wish the candidates well,” Franke said Tuesday. “I know the newcomers to the ballot have all the best intentions of offering another choice for the voters, and I commend them for stepping up to the plate.”

Nancy Franke
Nancy Franke

Hardwick said she plans to have a campaign kickoff party in the next few weeks and will be conducting fundraising events to finance her bid to get elected.

For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Republic.