INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis City-County Councillor Jack Sandlin has officially filed to be on the Republican ballot for Indiana State Senate District 36 in this year’s May primary. Sandlin filed on February 4, 2016, after receiving encouragement from family and friends.

“Before I made this decision, I talked to a lot of people and I listened to a lot of people. I kept hearing the same thing – that people here in District 36 want someone who’s from this district to represent their interests,” says Sandlin. “I grew up right here. I’ve worked here, served the public here and lived here with my family. I know this area and I know the people. I’m ready to be your State Senator and represent taxpaying citizens in both Marion and Johnson counties.”

Sandlin emphasizes that his background makes him the most qualified candidate for the position. “I’m a small businessman. I’ve been active in the community in various positions. And I served more than two decades with the Indianapolis Police Department,” Sandlin adds. “I’m prepared to face our challenges in education, jobs, crime prevention and law enforcement with expertise, experience and a commitment to strong, conservative, family values.”

Sandlin is an Indianapolis City-County Councillor and owns Jack Sandlin & Associates, a firm that provides fraud examination, security consulting and private investigation services. His background includes more than 20 years with the Indianapolis Police Department and three years serving on the Federal Drug Task Force. Sandlin is a U.S. Army Veteran and lives on the south side of Indianapolis with his wife, Lydia. They have one daughter and three grandchildren.