A look at Indiana candidates vying for US House seats

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Here is biographical information for some U.S. House candidates in key races in Indiana's primary election on May 8.

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2ND DISTRICT

Democrats

Pat Hackett

Hometown: South Bend

Age: 58

Occupation: Attorney; owner, Hackett and Associates; adjunct assistant professor, University of Notre Dame School of Law.

Education: Bachelor of arts in government and theology, master of arts in theology and Law degree, University of Notre Dame.

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Former adjunct instructor of St Mary's College; former teacher of Marian High School; former in-house counsel for Holy Cross Health System/Trinity Health Corporation.

Mel Hall

Hometown: South Bend

Age: 64

Occupation: Former health care company executive

Education: Bachelor of arts in history and political science, Taylor University; doctorate in data science, University of Notre Dame.

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Minister and community activist who spent seven years in Detroit's Cass Corridor; former chairman of Press Ganey Associates, a health care survey company; former CEO of SpecialtyCare, a health care service provider.

Yatish Joshi

Hometown: South Bend

Age: 68

Occupation: Business owner and philanthropist

Education: Bachelor of science in chemistry and physics, University of Bombay; Bachelor of Science in rubber and plastic technology, Polytechnical Institute of North London; Master of science in polymer science, University of Akron.

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Founder of GTA Containers Inc.; co-founder of the event Bike the Bend; helped renovate Indiana University South Bend's recital hall.

Roland Leech

Hometown: Plymouth

Age: 69

Occupation: Bookkeeper for the Veteran of Foreign Wars

Education: Associate's degree, City College of San Francisco, California

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Served in the U.S. Army, 1967-1970; former truck driver and factory worker.

John Petroff

Hometown: La Porte

Age: 57

Occupation: School bus driver

Education: Bachelor of science in marketing, Indiana University Kelley School of Business

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Worked in areas of sales and financial services; former real estate agent.

Douglas Carpenter

Hometown: South Bend

Age: 56

Occupation: n/a

Education: Penn High School graduate, 1979; diploma, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in British West Indies, 1995.

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: served in the U.S. Army.

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4TH DISTRICT:

Republicans

Diego Morales

Born: Guatemala

Age: 39

Occupation: Businessman working for the Sodrel Holding Cos.

Education: Bachelor of arts in communications, political science and Spanish, Indiana University-Bloomington; U.S. Army Infantry School; Master of Business Administration, Purdue University Krannert School of Management.

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Former staff member at Indiana lieutenant governor's office and secretary of state's office; worked for AH Transportation and The Free Enterprise System Inc. and subsidiaries; former campaign aide for Mike Pence for Indiana Governor; served in the U.S. Army, 2007-2013; former staffer to Gov. Mike Pence's office; former adjunct instructor of Ivy Tech Community College.

Steve Braun

Hometown: Jasper

Age: 58

Occupation: Businessman

Education: Bachelor of science in economics, Harvard University

Public offices held: State representative, 2012-2014; commissioner, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, 2014-2017.

Professional experience: Former employee of Price Waterhouse; founder of Braun Technology Group; founding member of The Oaks Academy, a Christ-centered education facility in Indianapolis.

Jim Baird

Hometown: Greencastle

Age: 72

Occupation: State representative, business owner and farmer.

Education: Bachelor's degree and master's in animal science, Purdue University; doctorate in mono-gastric nutrition, University of Kentucky.

Public offices held: Former Putnam County commissioner; state representative since 2010.

Professional experience: Vietnam war veteran; former livestock specialist at Cooperative Extension Service; owner of Baird Family Farms and Home Health Care Agency.

Kevin Grant

Hometown: West Lafayette

Age: 48

Occupation: Tax consultant

Education: Bachelor of science in finance, University of Illinois at Chicago; Master of science in accounting, Purdue University; Master of Business Administration, Purdue University.

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Served in U.S. Army and Army National Guard; former adjunct professor, Harrison College; owner and tax consultant of Family Tax and Financial Service.

Tim Radice

Hometown: Lafayette

Age: 30

Occupation: Assembler at Wabash National, a trailer manufacturing company.

Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, Purdue University, 2011; Lafayette Jefferson high 2006

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Worked in areas of ranching, hospital work, customer service and insurance.

Jared Guy Thomas

Hometown: West Lafayette

Age: 28

Occupation: Retired Army captain

Education: Bachelor of science in American politics, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 2008-2012

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Served in the U.S. Army, 2012-2017.

James Nease

Hometown: Lebanon

Age: 30

Occupation: Information technology contractor

Education: Bachelor's degree in philosophy, University of Indianapolis

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: IT specialist; former technology and gaming writer for Junkiesnation.com.

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6TH DISTRICT:

Republicans

Greg Pence

Hometown: Columbus

Age: 61

Occupation: Owner of two antique malls in Edinburgh and Bloomington.

Education: Bachelor's degree in theology and philosophy, and Master of Business Administration, Loyola University of Chicago.

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Former officer of the U.S. Marine Corps; former chairman of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce; member of the board of advisers for Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus. Ran the family's Kiel Brothers Oil Co. gas station and convenience store business.

Jonathan Lamb

Hometown: Muncie

Age: 36

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Education: Bachelor of science in economics and risk management, Ball State University; Master of Business Administration, North Carolina State University.

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Former trader; entrepreneur and owner of businesses ranging from agricultural technology to franchised child care centers; book author.

Stephen MacKenzie

Hometown: Fortville

Age: 53

Occupation: Small business owner; founding partner of Brand On Americas, an e-commerce business.

Education: Bachelor of Science in pastoral studies, Baptist Bible College; Master of Business Administration, Drexel University.

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve; business consultant.

Information about Mike Campbell and Jeff Smith is not available.

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8TH DISTRICT:

Republicans

Larry Bucshon

Hometown: Evansville

Age: 55

Occupation: U.S. representative

Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; doctor of medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Public offices held: U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present.

Professional experience: Served in the U.S. Navy Reserve, 1989-1998; former president of Ohio Valley Heart Care; former chief cardiothoracic surgeon and medical director of Saint Mary's Hospital; physician.

Richard Moss

Hometown: Jasper

Age: 63

Occupation: Specialist in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

Education: Bachelor's degree in biology, Indiana University; doctor of medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Former business owner; conservative political columnist for Indiana newspapers; book author; physician, private practice.

Rachel Covington

Hometown: Evansville

Age: 25

Occupation: English teacher in Japan

Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, Temple University, Japan campus

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Teacher

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9TH DISTRICT:

Democrats

Daniel Canon

Hometown: New Albany

Age: 40

Occupation: Civil and constitutional rights attorney

Education: Bachelor of arts in religious studies, University of Louisville; Law degree, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Attorney; adjunct professor of civil rights law, University of Louisville.

Liz Watson

Hometown: Bloomington

Age: 43

Occupation: Adjunct professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Education: Bachelor's degree, Carleton College; Law degree, Georgetown University Law Center.

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: Former director of workplace justice of National Women's Law Center; former executive director of Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality; former labor policy director for Democrats on the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee, 2015-2017.

Rob Chatlos

Hometown: Bloomington

Age: 46

Occupation: Self-employed truck driver

Education: High school diploma at Pine Island High School in Minnesota

Public offices held: None

Professional experience: served in the U.S. Air Force, 1990-1992; worked in areas of nursing, aviation, auto mechanics, commercial and manufacturing.

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