Payton announces bid for House

Nov. 18—GREENSBURG — Decatur County Democrats announced Sunday the candidacy of Hollie Payton for the office of Indiana House District 73 Representative.

Payton is a lifelong resident of Decatur County and lives with her husband of 21 years and their seventh-grade son Isaiah, who she homeschools.

Payton is employed as a program facilitator at Girls' Inc. of Shelbyville where she leads an extracurricular program titled "Teen Advocacy Council."

She currently holds a seat on the Decatur County Democratic Central Committee as Vice Chairperson helping Committee Chairman Chris Ramey oversee the functionality of the party.

When asked why she has made the decision to run for House District 73 State Representative, she said, "To bring progress and action for all to the area. I am real, and I have faced many real-life challenges. Whether it be health, financial or personal problems, I have advocated for myself and others."

Payton brings awareness to the communities within District 73 and wants to be "a voice for everyone, regardless if you are a farmer, lawyer, stays at home mother or a manufacturing associate."

Her chosen topics of concern are Women's Rights, Disability Rights and Housing Inequality."

"I've been advocating for the rights of others for years. This has led me to the conclusion that even though it's important to voice my opinion on issues, it's equally as important to run for office and be the change in which I'm advocating for. I plan to stand up for everyone, both during my campaign, as well as when I'm elected," Payton said.

Ramey said, "I can always count on how hard-working Hollie is and that she will do what she needs to do to get the job done."

For more information about Payton, look for "Hollie Payton for IN" on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact Bill Rethlake at 812-651-0876 or email