Perry County man to run for state seat

From Local Sources

INDIANAPOLIS — A Perry County man will run on the Democratic ticket for the District 74 state representative seat.


Chris Coyle of Derby was selected by a caucus of Democratic precinct committee officials in the district as its nominee for the seat, the state Democratic party announced last week. Since no one filed in the primary for the Democratic nomination, by law the party can select a nominee. Coyle’s name must be submitted by the party to the state election division before the June 30 deadline.

Coyle, 37, is an emergency medical technician for Perry County Emergency Medical Services and owner of Coyle Political Consulting. He is a graduate of Tell City High School, Indiana University and George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.

He will run for the seat against Republican incumbent Lloyd Arnold in the November election.

District 74 includes Cass, Ferdinand, Jackson Jefferson and Patoka townships in Dubois County, portions of Spencer and Orange counties and all of Perry and Crawford counties.

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