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Chuck Goodrich, president and CEO of Gaylor Electric and state representative for Indiana House District 29, announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress in Indiana’s 5th Congressional District. Goodrich served as the 2017 national chair of the ABC Board of Directors.

“There is a need for people in D.C. who understand what it takes to run and build a business, who have met the pressures of meeting weekly payrolls, dealt with rising health care costs, lived with workforce development challenges, like immigration and inflation, and have first-hand experience on the cumbersome impact of regulations and taxes. I understand these challenges, and I want to bring my perspective, a conservative perspective, to the conversation,” said Goodrich.

Based in Indianapolis, Gaylor Electric, an ABC Top Performer, is one of the largest merit-shop electrical firms in the country with 11 offices across the country. Goodrich began his career with Gaylor Electric in 1991 as an intern and subsequently moved up the ranks to a variety of key leadership positions within the company, ultimately being named president in November 2014. During his tenure, Gaylor Electric has created more than 1,000 jobs and won numerous national awards. As an Indiana state representative, Goodrich was first elected to serve the constituents of House District 29 in 2018.

The 5th District is currently represented by Republican Rep. Victoria Spartz, who announced her decision to not seek reelection in February. The primary election for the district will be held on May 7, 2024, and two other candidates have also announced for bid for the Republican nomination, Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings and Mathew Peiffer. The seat is ranked as “solid Republican” by most prominent election trackers.

To learn more about Chuck Goodrich’s race please visit his website: