2018 Endorsements

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Legislative Board

The Board is comprised of 19 Division Legislative Representatives who have the expressed interest in the safety and sanitation of the working environment, along with the political education of its members.

Better Indiana

Better Leaders: This organization supports progressive public servants and candidates running for local and state offices in Indiana. Better Government: Supporting more efficient government and more responsive representation. Better Indiana: Supporting the infrastructure and organizations across Indiana that strive to improve the lives of Hoosiers.

Indiana NOW

Indiana NOW is the state chapter of National Organization for Women. Their mission is to advocate for women’s rights & full equality through six key aspects: reproductive rights and justice, economic equality, ending violence against women, racial justice, LGTBQIA rights, and constitutional equality.

Indiana Stonewall Democrats

This organization is the LGBTQ+ Constituency Caucus of the The Indiana Democratic Party. They are committed to pushing for civil equality for the LGBTQ+ community.


  Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate


"I've known Naomi since she was in high school. Even at that early age she was passionate about public policy. She walked door-to-door with me tirelessly during my campaign and even changed her party affiliation to vote for me in the primary. She is fair, honest and passionate about helping Indiana move forward. But it’s her tenacity, and proven ability to bring people together that make her uniquely qualified to represent District 24."

- Constance Morella, former Maryland U.S. House Representative 1987 to 2003.

“I worked with Naomi as her immediate supervisor and County Extension Director for five years at Purdue University. During that time, I appreciated the competent, caring manner in which Naomi worked with volunteers and professional colleagues alike. She is a great listener, and was the catalyst to build and nurture successful teams and coalitions. She excels at fostering a sense of fairness and balance among people with differing viewpoints. Her skill as an educator will serve her constituents well. Naomi will work tirelessly for all the residents of District 24 and will be an able champion in the state legislature.”

- Ronald Hoyt, County Extension Director (Retired)

“Sometimes you meet someone with so much passion and integrity, that you realize how important and rare those people truly are. Naomi Bechtold encompasses these characteristics by her skill to lead by example and express her opinions with candor and empathy. Her ability to mobilize leaders across Indiana as a Purdue Extension Educator makes her uniquely qualified to understand and respond to her community's needs in District 24.”

- Kelsey​ Clayton, Manager, Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network

Better Indiana, an organization that supports "local and state leaders and organizations that work to improve the lives and livelihood of all Hoosiers" formally endorsed Naomi's candidacy on November 6, 2017, exactly 365 days until the 2018 election.


To all who have “signed up” to endorse me – thank you for your support. I am humbled and honored that you have joined me for this journey. I can’t do this without you.

– Naomi