INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis City-County Councilor Jack Sandlin formally announced today that he is running for the Republican nomination for Indiana State Senate, District 36, in 2016. Sandlin made the announcement at the Veterans of Foreign Wars – Ernie Pyle Post.

“Indianapolis, Greenwood and the entire State of Indiana face major challenges in the areas of education, jobs, crime prevention, law enforcement and the widespread use of illegal drugs. My background makes me the most qualified person to speak with authority and expertise for the people of District 36,” said Sandlin.

Sandlin’s background includes more than 20 years of service with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, three years serving on the Federal Drug Task Force, and current owner of Jack Sandlin & Associates, a firm that provides security consulting, fraud examination and private investigation services. He is a U.S. Army Veteran and has served as a City-County Councilor in Indianapolis since 2010.

“I am a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, an experienced law enforcement officer and someone who understands how government works,” Sandlin said. “As an Indiana State Senator, I will ask the tough questions, listen to the people in my district and make sure their voices are heard statewide.

“I care about the future of Indiana,” Sandlin added. “I promise to bring strong, conservative, family values to this position, so that our state can continue to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens.”

Indiana State Senate District 36 includes the south-central side of Indianapolis and a portion of north-central Johnson County.