House District 26

Charlotte Tuggle / WBAA

One of the biggest issues in this year’s race for the Indiana House of Representatives District 26 seat may be how to improve the state’s education system.

In the first debate of the race Thursday, Democratic candidate Vicky Woeste said the state needs to reject what she calls the ALEC-driven education agenda, referring to the conservative group which drafts right-leaning legislation for statehouses across the country.

Woeste says she wants to restore public school funding, noting the West Lafayette School Corporation has asked for referendum funding due to cuts.

Truitt tops Cornstuble in HD26 race

Nov 7, 2012

House District 26 voters are sticking with the incumbent.

Republican Randy Truitt defeated Democrat Rick Cornstuble in the district that includes parts of Lafayette, West Lafayette, and Tippecanoe County.

"It's humbling," said Truitt.  "It's a humbling deal. It'll be great to go back down and represent the district where I was born and raised and am now raising my family.  So, it's kind of a neat thing."