INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Democratic Party today announced that Chad Harris, Wabash, has been selected for the 2013 Emerging Leaders Project class, a group of 40 up-and-coming Hoosier Democrats under the age of 40 who will work together over the next year to grow their political leadership skills and ensure the long-term success of the party.
Harris, a native of Wabash, is the current President of the Wabash County Democratic Club, A vice—Precinct Committeeman for Noble 6, 2012 State Delegate to the Indiana Democrat convention in Fort Wayne, Wabash County coordinator for the John Gregg for governor Campaign, Harris has also served on the campaigns of Joe Donnelly, and Jill Long Thompson, and Many local campaigns.
Emerging Leaders is a project of the Indiana Democratic Party and offers free training, mentoring and professional development opportunities to those who are interested in serving in elective office, party leadership or working on campaigns or in public service in Indiana.
More than 175 Democrats applied for the 40 spots in this year's program.
"We're extremely pleased to welcome these young leaders into our 2013 class, and we're delighted by the number of highly qualified Hoosier Democrats who applied for the program," said Indiana Democratic Party Chair John Zody.
"The Emerging Leaders Project guarantees that we maintain a strong bench of candidates and campaign staffers moving forward, and I'm excited to work with each of these individuals to build and burnish their political skills," Zody said. "We know how high the stakes are in 2014 and beyond, and we know we can win when our team is well trained and ready to fight for our values. That's the team we're training with this program.”
The first Emerging Leaders training session will take place this Friday in Indianapolis.