Jeff Raatz

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Jeff Raatz
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Candidate for
Indiana State Senate, District 27
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBaker College of Muskegon
BirthdaySeptember 13, 1963
Campaign website
Jeff Raatz (b. September 13, 1963) is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 27 of the Indiana State Senate.


Raatz earned his bachelor's degree in Business from Baker College of Muskegon. Raatz's professional experience includes working as an educator. He is the principal of Richmond Academy and a part-time program coordinator at Miami University.[1]


Campaign themes


Raatz's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "I believe we should [keep] taxation and regulation at a minimum, affording Hoosiers the ability to make sound business decisions, and we should purposefully attract other businesses to establish themselves in Indiana."


  • Excerpt: "...we must work with Colleges and Universities with a focus on STEM based course work, creating degrees and vocational programs at the local level. We must retain as much control as possible at the local level."


  • Excerpt: "We must work diligently to protect Agriculture from additional taxation and work to be a leader in innovation in each sector. Finally, with some 83% of Indiana’s land supporting agriculture, we need to realize that for many families, agriculture has been a way of life for generations and should not be taken lightly."



See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Jerome "Jake" Hoog was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jeff Raatz defeated Eric Atkinson, Doug Williamson and R. Bruce Wissel in the Republican primary. Hoog, Raatz and Rex Bell (L) will face off in the general election. Bell filed to run on July 2, 2014.[3][4][5]

Indiana State Senate, District 27 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Raatz 48.5% 4,231
R. Bruce Wissel 29.2% 2,549
Doug Williamson 16.5% 1,443
Eric Atkinson 5.8% 506
Total Votes 8,729



In 2014, Raatz's endorsements include:[6]


Raatz and his wife, Lisa, have two children.[1]

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