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November 1, 2012

2012 Candidate profiles

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Bender is vice chair of Hendricks County Democratic Committee and is a member of Mensa Society. He has been a team leader and fundraiser for the Bridgeport CT Habitat for Humanity board of directors, a youth leader of Appalachia Service Project (home building and repair), and a lifetime member of United Methodist Church, as treasurer, board member, youth leader

He enjoys reading, travel, computer science, history, engineering and design, green construction, recycling, and camping.

As your Indiana Senator, Charles Bender says he will work to ensure sound financial management in a government that “misplaced” over $500 million while cutting education funding, eliminating women’s health programs, removing the rights of teachers, firefighters and public employees to collective bargaining while transferring state money to private and religious schools.

He will make sure that quality public education is available for all our children, ensure that parents have health and family planning support and sufficient means to provide good homes for their families, have safe air, water and food, and can retire with dignity.

He has the financial management experience to ensure Indiana’s resources are managed and used to benefit all Hoosiers, not just special interest groups. And he will stop wasted energy and funding used to advance frivolous legislation such as threatening children with fines if they don’t sing the national anthem properly, or demonizing teachers, gays, and Girl Scouts, the teaching of creationism instead of real science, and de-funding women’s health programs.

He will focus on key initiatives, like supporting healthcare for everyone, enhancing women’s access to family planning and equal pay, ensuring equal rights to marriage for all people, removal of the “Right-to-Work” law to get good jobs for all workers, support for better public schools and teachers, and making sure public is informed of Senate activities.

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