My story

 

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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.

As a retired police officer, my mind is always focused on working together to make our community safer. As a city councilman in Richmond, I’ve put partisan politics aside advocating for practical projects like installing new street lights and tearing down the old Reid Hospital site.

I have lived in Wayne County for ten years and have dedicated my life to serving the public. As your neighbor I have volunteered at a local elementary school, belong to a local service club and fraternity and alongside my wife Angela (a lifelong resident of Wayne County), have financially supported local groups.

I believe that my background in public service has prepared me to be your next State Representative. I have served as an elected official as both a majority and minority and have demonstrated the ability to work across party lines to do what's best for my constituents. During my time as a law enforcement officer and now as a Richmond Common Council member, I have shown the ability to listen and respect the opinions of others. This country is great because we have the right to agree to disagree.

I will stand firm for what's best for Wayne County.

-Jeff Locke


Jeff and Angela, 2008

Jeff and Angela, 2008

Jeff and his wife Angela live in Richmond. They have two children and three grandchildren in their blended family. Jeff is originally from Fayette County, graduating from Connersville High School. After attending the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, he served 24 years in the Connersville Police Department including time as Chief of Police. He spent another combined 15 years in Security at Visteon and on the Indiana University Police Department.

Four generations of Lockes, including (left to right) Jeff's father and former Fayette County and Ninth District Chair Sam Locke, Jeff's son and former President of the Indiana Young Democrats Samuel Locke (Jeff's son) and his daughter Molly Locke, and Jeff Locke

Four generations of Lockes, including (left to right) Jeff's father and former Fayette County and Ninth District Chair Sam Locke, Jeff's son and former President of the Indiana Young Democrats Samuel Locke (Jeff's son) and his daughter Molly Locke, and Jeff Locke

 

Jeff's longstanding political career includes elected positions as Fayette County Councilman, Fayette County Commissioner, and Connersville City Councilman. He currently serves on Richmond City Council representing District 5.