With an underfunded but enthusiastic grassroots campaign, Shelli Yoder came from nowhere to easily win Indiana's 9th District Democratic nomination against four opponents—two of whom outraised her. Now, Yoder is hitting the ground running in her quest to defeat Republican Congressman Todd Young.
A political newcomer and former Miss Indiana, Shelli is not only turning heads but her incredible energy and enthusiasm can be seen making big impressions on voters as she campaigns in the small rural towns of southeastern Indiana.
In meeting Shelli Yoder I was amazed at her ability to connect with people she talked with. You felt you had her undivided attention and genuine interest. You can see in the faces of people in these pictures that she has that special "it" and these folks will never forget the time they made eye contact and connected with Shelli Yoder.
In his endorsement of Shelli, Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan called Yoder: "a fresh, new candidate fighting hard to put the issues that really affect our families back at the top of the national agenda... someone who filed for office motivated simply and elegantly because she was called to do so out of a personal obligation to improve the lives of others."
Yoder is a Bloomington resident and associate director of professional development at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Please spread the word about this outstanding candidate and help her campaign in any way you can.