Shreve takes Sixth District GOP nomination, will face Democrat Cynthia “Cinde” Wirth in the fall

Republican 6th District candidate Jefferson Shreve, center, talks with Democratic Johnson County Council At-Large candidate Blythe Potter, right, and another attendee at Celebrate Aspire on Thursday in Franklin. (ROB BAKER | DAILY JOURNAL)

Indiana’s 6 Congressional District (GOP)

Jefferson Shreve; 32.69%

Mike Speedy; 23.45%

Jamison Carrier; 17.69%

Bill Frazier; 11.47%

John Jacob; 6.58%

Jeff Raatz; 5.24%

Darin Childress; 2.88%

Note: Figures only include Bartholomew County results


Jefferson Shreve won the GOP primary for Indiana’s 6 Congressional District on Tuesday, prevailing over six other Republicans.

Shreve, the founder of Storage Express, had 28% of the vote, followed by Indiana Rep. Mike Speedy with 21.9% and Jamison Carrier with 21.5%, according to The Associated Press, which called the race at around 8:50 p.m. with 80% of the votes in.

In Bartholomew County, Shreve received 33% of the vote, followed by Rep. Mike Speedy with 23% and Jamison Carrier with around 18%, according to the Bartholomew County Clerk’s Office.

The 6th District covers Johnson County, as well as all or part of Bartholomew, Fayette, Hancock, Henry, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Union and Wayne counties, and the southern townships in Marion County.

“I’m just honored to have earned my party’s nomination for Congress, the 6th District,” Shreve told The Republic after the AP called the race. “I’ve worked hard every day of my life as a business owner, and I’ll take some of that same determination and that work ethic to D.C. to fight for our values and to help solve the tough challenges ahead of our country, and I mean that.”

Shreve will face Democratic nominee Cynthia “Cinde” Wirth in the general election this fall. Wirth ran unopposed in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

Shreve ran an almost entirely self-funded campaign, loaning his campaign committee $4.5 million and entered the final weeks of campaigning with $1.49 million in cash on hand, according to The Associated Press.

The GOP nomination for the 6th District was wide open this year after three-term incumbent Rep. Greg Pence, R-Ind., decided to not seek re-election.

Shreve previously served on the Indianapolis City-County Council from 2013 to 2019 and was the GOP nominee for Indianapolis mayor last year, losing to Democrat Joe Hogsett.