Bechtold to challenge Schaibley


Democrat Naomi Bechtold will challenge State Representative Donna Schaibley for the Indiana House District 24 seat during the Nov. 6 election. District 24 encompasses Westfield, west Carmel, Zionsville and parts of Whitestown.


Bechtold’s platforms include creating fair elections that reduce gerrymandering and increase voter access. She also has goals of school safety by focusing on topics such as mental health, restrict firearm access and fund research for education programs. Other items she wants to focus on are clean air and water and expanding mass transit.

Currently, she works as an Extension Educator for Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. She is a founding member of the Carmel Kiwanis Club. She is a board member for the Carmel Clay Parks Foundation, and she is a precinct chair for Hamilton County.

She and her husband Marty live in Carmel. They have two adult children.

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