The district: Indiana’s 9th congressional district (IN-09) is in south-central and southeastern Indiana. The Republican incumbent, Rep. Trey Hollingsworth was first elected in 2016 and is now seeking re-election. Although President Trump carried the district in 2016, the district was represented by Democrat Baron Hill from 2007-2011.
Our candidate: Liz Watson is a fifth-generation Hoosier, working mom, and workers’ rights attorney. She was the Director of Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center, and she served as the Executive Director of the Georgetown Poverty Center. Liz also worked as Labor Policy Director for Democratic members of Congress. In May 2018, she won the primary in IN-09 with 66% of the vote.