Third candidate announces run for seat occupied by Congressman Jim Banks

A Fort Wayne woman is throwing her hat in the ring, to run for the seat occupied by Republican Representative Jim Banks of Columbia City.

Courtney Tritch, confirmed in a Facebook video that she is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination in northeast Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District next year.

“My name is Courtney Tritch and you may have heard a rumor recently that I am planning on running for US Congress in the Third Distract and I am so excited to announce today, that that rumor is indeed true,” said Tritch in the Facebook video.

Her official launch party will be taking place July 6th at Foster Park.

In her video, Tritch stated that her official launch party will be the place to learn what she is all about.

“We hope you can join us…. so if you’re not sure, who is this Courtney Tritch character, should I be involved in her campaign? What does she stand for? You have to come on July 6th to find out all the details.”

Tritch is the founder of Courtney Tritch Consulting. She is also a co-founder of Progressive Social Hour, which describes itself as a nonpartisan social networking group that supports equal rights for the LGBT community and reproductive rights and equal pay for women, according to the Journal Gazette.

Tritch, would be the third Democratic candidate for Banks’ seat, joining Tommy Schrader and David Roach.