Decision 2018: Meet the candidates

Between Joe Donnelly's seat in the Senate and Indiana's nine seats in the House of Representatives, there are dozens of candidates in the mix heading into November. As part of our Decision 2018 coverage, we have compiled background information for those candidates to help you make your decision before you cast your ballot in the general election.

Click on the name of the race to get more information on every candidate currently running for that seat.

U.S. Senate

Mike Braun defeated U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita in what POLITICO called the GOP's nastiest primary to win the GOP nomination. He's already poured millions of his own money into the race. Throw in millions in outside spending on the race, and our partners at Howey Politics Indiana expect this will be Indiana's first $100 million Senate campaign. Sen. Joe Donnelly has also been named one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the Senate, setting the scene for a highly contested general election. The race will also feature a third party bid from Libertarian Lucy Brenton, who also ran for the nomination in 2016 against Evan Bayh and Todd Young.

Find your Congressional District

Indiana has nine U.S. Representatives. Not sure which district you live in? Use the map below. If you live on the border between two districts, you can zoom in on the map to see the exact street separating the districts to see which side of the line you live on.

Click on your district to see who currently represents you. There will also be a link taking you to a page detailing who's a candidate in your district this year.

Indiana Congressional Districts

U.S. House of Representatives: District 1

This district covers northwestern Indiana, including Gary, Hammond, Valparaiso and Michigan City. The seat is currently held by Pete Visclosky. Democrats have held the 1st Congressional District since 1931.

U.S. House of Representatives: District 2

This district covers portions of northern Indiana, including Wabash, Elkhart and South Bend. The seat is currently held by Jackie Walorski. Except for six years when it was held by Joe Donnelly, Republicans have held the 2nd Congressional District since 1995.

U.S. House of Representatives: District 3

This district covers northeastern Indiana, including Fort Wayne. The seat is currently held by Jim Banks. Republicans have held the 3rd Congressional District since 2003.

U.S. House of Representatives: District 4

This is the seat currently held by Todd Rokita. He gave it up for the chance to challenge Joe Donnelly for his seat in the Senate. Republicans have held the 4th Congressional District since 1995.

U.S. House of Representatives: District 5

This district covers portions of north central Indiana, including Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, Noblesville, Anderson and Marion. The seat is currently held by Susan Brooks. Republicans have held the 5th Congressional District since 1993.

U.S. House of Representatives: District 6

This is the seat currently held by Luke Messer. He gave it up for the chance to challenge Joe Donnelly for his seat in the Senate. Republicans have held the 6th Congressional District since 1983. For a decade of that time, it was held by Vice President Mike Pence.

U.S. House of Representatives: District 7

Indiana's smallest congressional district in terms of geography, this district covers the majority of Marion County. The seat is currently held by André Carson. Democrats have held the 7th Congressional District since 2003.

U.S. House of Representatives: District 8

This district covers portions of west and southwest Indiana, including Terre Haute and Evansville. The seat is currently held by Larry Bucshon. Except for four years when it was held by Brad Ellsworth, Republicans have held the 8th Congressional District since 1995.

U.S. House of Representatives: District 9

This district covers portions of south central Indiana, including Greenwood, Franklin and Bloomington all the way down to the southern border with Kentucky. The seat is currently held by Trey Hollingsworth. The 9th Congressional District has a history of flipping parties, switching three times in the last 15 years.

Local Races

Marion County Sheriff

Sheriff John Layton is term-limited and so cannot run for re-election this year. The Marion County Sheriff's Office employs roughly 500 deputies and 400 civilians who are charged with running the county jail, transporting people under arrest to jail (though Sheriff Layton has said he wants to stop providing that service), running the 911 dispatch center, providing courthouse security and keeping tabs on registered sex offenders.

Marion County Prosecutor

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office includes some 400 employees. The prosecutor is elected to a four-year term. Incumbent Terry Curry is currently finishing out his second term.