Indiana State Representative for District 56


My Story

I had to do something. We have to do something.

Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, I’ve been disheartened at the tone of politics in our country. We owe our kids and grandkids better than this. Politics has become toxic. And it has permeated Indianapolis as much as it has Washington.

The political machine in Indianapolis can learn a lot from how we do business here in Wayne County, and that is why I am running for State Representative.




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I support Jeffrey Locke because he is a man of integrity, hard work, dedication and financial skills and experience.
— Jane Stowe





Fayette and Wayne County & Connersville City Councilman

Fayette County Deputy Coroner

Fayette County Commissioner

Vice Chair, Wayne County Democratic Central Committee

Trustee of Harrison Township, Fayette County

Chair, Fayette County Democratic Central Committee

Law Enforcement

Connersville Police Department:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Line Sergeant
  • Traffic & Safety Director
  • Sergeant in Criminal Investigations
  • Deputy Chief of Police
  • Chief of Police

Indiana University East, Sergeant, Assistant to Chief of Police

Jeff Locke, 1983

Jeff Locke, 1983

Jeff Locke in his police car, 1988

Jeff Locke in his police car, 1988

january 2018

Hoosiers are ready for change, and Jeff Locke will deliver. Jeff always acts with integrity and will be a tireless advocate for Wayne County's best interests.

Beth Harrick, Wayne County Democratic Chair / Read Full Article





The Opioid Problem



The epidemic of drug addiction is tearing at the fabric of too many Hoosier communities. Indiana’s opioid overdose death rate has quadrupled since 1999. Law Enforcement is doing its best, but we cannot arrest our way out of this problem.

The state has to design more programs to help the addict, both through the Court system and the State Health Department.

I will work to attack Indiana’s opioid epidemic by mustering state and local agencies to track, investigate and prosecute pill mills and dealers, and prevent and treat addiction.



Public schools are the center of urban and rural communities, alike. And Republicans have put their promise in jeopardy. Indiana is mired in a teacher shortage crisis. I currently volunteer in a local elementary school and have volunteered for a high school speech team in the past. I have seen firsthand what dedication teachers have for the students.

I will work to secure fair and adequate funding for public schools to ensure access to a balanced curriculum for all students and ensure access to highly effective teachers.  

I will work to foster an environment of trust that embraces great teachers and encourages the best and brightest to enter the teaching profession.

School Vouchers


Public schools anchor Indiana communities. Public schools are the spark that ignites the curiosity of Hoosier children and are their ticket to a promising future.

The state is trying to run two school systems in Indiana. Voucher schools have taken away millions from our local public schools. It’s time to focus on what’s best for student learning again.

I will work to end the practice of Hoosier taxpayer dollars funding private or for-profit schools.



I’ve worked in Wayne County politics for 50 years, and Jeff Locke is the real deal. Jeff stands up for what’s right on issues that matter most to families and workers. A vote for Jeff is a vote for the people.
— Martha Jones, Wayne County Election Board Member and 2017 Indiana Election Board Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017

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This campaign isn't about what I want to do; it's about what is best for Wayne County and its citizens. I'll gladly welcome all suggestions and comments. Simply fill out the form below, and I will get back with you soon.

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Jeff Locke is the right person for the State House because he will support our public school teachers. As a volunteer in my classroom, Jeff has real-life experience on how our classrooms and schools operate.
— Jeanne Hendricks