12 December 2012
John Strinka - Candidate for State Representative (Indiana)
What motivated you to run for office?
I felt I had to. The sponsor and prime mover of Indiana’s Right to Work law was going to be unopposed, which is very common in Indiana. After spending months at the Statehouse opposing this bill very specifically, and the rest of the Republican legislative agenda (think Wisconsin in slow motion), and receiving very little respect from our elected representatives, I decided it was necessary to give the people of my district a way to disapprove of this odious law in a public election. Basically, I did this because I believed it was necessary and there really was no one else willing to do it. So I did.