Democrat Mel Hall Touts Accountability In Run For Congress

Congressional candidate Mel Hall has served in a variety of positions over his lifetime, but he had never aspired to be a politician.

But that’s where he finds himself now as he seeks to win the Democratic nomination in May before taking on incumbent and Republican Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) in November. His primary opponents are Yatish Joshi and Pat Hackett.

“It’s never been on my bucket list to run for office,” he said, “so I’m doing this for a desire to serve. … I believe in citizen government, so I’m trying to demonstrate my beliefs by how I act,” he said during an interview Monday afternoon at Latte Lounge.

Much of his campaign for the 2018 election is built on his history, from where he grew up to his service as a Methodist minister to his tenure at Press Ganey.