Ledbetter seeks District 75 seat

From Local Sources


Cindy Ledbetter, councilwoman for Warrick County District 1, filed paperwork at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on Wednesday to affirm her candidacy for the Indiana House of Representatives’ District 75 seat. District 75 encompasses most of Warrick, southern Pike and southwestern Spencer counties.

Ledbetter is a nurse practitioner who specializes in mental health, and has more than 25 years of medical, business and administrative experience. She has managed both for-profit and not-for-profit businesses and has owned a small manufacturing firm and a restaurant.

Ledbetter is also active in her local community. In 2015, she worked as a team leader with a local nonprofit to raise community awareness of opiate overdose. Her work as team leader led to Vanderburgh and Warrick county first responders and police officers carrying the life-saving medication Narcan.

In 2016 she traveled to San Antonio as part of a research team with a goal to decrease the mental health population in the Vanderburgh County Jail. Her jail diversion efforts led to the development of the Evansville Mental Health Commission. In 2017, she shifted her focus to Warrick County, and in 2018, was elected to serve on the Warrick County Council. Ledbetter resides in Newburgh and has a psychiatric practice in Evansville.

“I want to be a voice for the people and running for the House District 75 seat gives me a chance to make a difference on a larger scale,” Ledbetter said.

She outlined four main areas of her campaign, which include helping rural communities preserve their population and workforce, mental health/substance abuse, education, and agriculture.

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