Our Endorsement.

Endorsement Application

The Process.

By submitting the ISD 2024 Endorsement form, you consent to ISD using these answers, and other material about your public policy views, such as your social media posts, to determine if ISD will endorse your candidacy.

When you submit your answers, ISD will respond as promptly as possible. Not all requests will receive an endorsement; not all endorsed candidates will receive ISD funds. Candidates must undergo an interview with designated committee members and potential training to be determined at a later date.

*The 2022-2023 Indiana Stonewall board has voted to not endorse pre-primary.*

2024 Endorsement Calendar

Monday, Jan. 15, 2024: 2024 Endorsement Calendar Released

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 (Noon EST): Deadline for major political party candidate for U.S. Senator or Governor to file petition for verification of petition signitures

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2024 (Noon EST): Deadline for major party candidate for U.S. Senate, Governor to file a declaration of candidacy and petitions for placement on the primary election ballot with election division following certification of petition signatures.


AVAILABLE Online and by email, send apps to list above

Tuesday, May 7, 2024: PRIMARY ELECTION DAY

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 (Noon EST): Deadline, Verified Petition for Recount

June 3-Sept. 30, 2024: Stonewall Dems Endorsement Cmte. Deliberations

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 (Noon EST): Deadline, party fills empty ballot slots-check for new candidates

Monday, Sept. 2, 2024: DEADLINE to submit endorsement applications

Representation Matters.

Representation in our government is key to pushing forth progressive policies that support our community. We can't do that if we aren't supporting our LGBTQ+ candidates and allies in their campaigns. Our goal is to raise our voices by raising funds to distribute to our candidates across the state who support or values. If you are running for office, apply for our endorsement today!

13 Total LGBTQ+ Elected

10 Local

2 Mayors

1 State Legislator

State Legislators

J.D. Ford

Indiana State Senate, District 29

He assumed office in November 7, 2018 has has continued to be a champion in our state for the LGBTQ+ community. He was the first, and so far only, openly LGBTQ+ person ever elected to Indiana's state legislature.


Bill Carroll

Mayor of Lake Station, Indiana

Carroll assumed office in 2019. Carroll and their husband Mike Poweska settled in Lake Station about seven years when Carroll took over as manager of the local Ace Hardware store. Carroll, a Griffith native, embraced his new city and joined several community organizations and boards.

Chris Cail

Mayor of Tell City, Indiana

Local Elected Officials

Cody Eckert

Greencastle City Council, Ward 4

Ryan Ramsey

Clarksville Town Council, President, District 3

Veronica Pejril

Greencastle City Council, Ward 3

Greencastle became the first Hoosier city to elect a transgender woman, Veronica Pejril, to city council. She teaches courses in digital music at DePauw University, where she also provides leadership for emergent instructional technologies.

William Smith

Van Buren Township Board

Ethan Evans

Independent Indianapolis City-County Council, District 4

Ali Brown

Indianapolis City-County Council, District 5

Keith Potts

Indianapolis City-County Council, District 2

Zach Adamson

Indianapolis City-County Council, District 17

Greg Phipps

New Albany City Council

Nicole Bolden

Bloomington City Clerk

Contact Us

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